A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1778-1940 Elizabeth McLagan. A Peculiar Paradise a History of Blacks in Oregon , 1788-1940 ELIZABETH McLAGAN The Oregon Black History Project A Peculiar Paradise A Peculiar Paradise a History of Blacks.
Author: Diane L. Goeres-gardnerPublish On: 2005-10-31
A Peculiar Paradise . Portland : Georgian Press Company , 1980 . Moynihan , Ruth B. Rebel For Rights , Abigail Scott Duniway . Boston : Yale University , 1983 . Oregon State Penitentiary Records located at the Oregon State Archives ...
Author: Diane L. Goeres-gardner
Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Ms. Goeres-Gardner has presented an impressively researched and meticulously documented examination of the history of legal executions in Oregon from the beginning of the territorial period until the time when executions were moved to the state penitentiary in Salem.
'Peculiar did not principally mean 'odd' or 'strange', as it does today, but singular', 'distinctive', 'special', 'particular', as in Milton's peculiar grace (Paradise Lost III, 183). In law it referred to possession', ...
Author: Russ Leo
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Fulke Greville's reputation has always been overshadowed by that of his more famous friend, Philip Sidney, a legacy due in part to Greville's complex moulding of his authorial persona as Achates to Sidney's Aeneas, and in part to the formidable complexity of his poetry and prose. This volume seeks to vindicate Greville's 'obscurity' as an intrinsic feature of his poetic thinking, and as a privileged site of interpretation. The seventeen essays shed new light on Greville's poetry, philosophy, and dramatic work. They investigate his examination of monarchy and sovereignty; grace, salvation, and the nature of evil; the power of poetry and the vagaries of desire, and they offer a reconsideration of his reputation and afterlife in his own century, and beyond. The volume explores the connections between poetic form and philosophy, and argues that Greville's poetic experiments and meditations on form convey penetrating, and strikingly original contributions to poetics, political thought, and philosophy. Highlighting stylistic features of his poetic style, such as his mastery of the caesura and of the feminine ending; his love of paradox, ambiguity, and double meanings; his complex metaphoricity and dense, challenging syntax, these essays reveal how Greville's work invites us to revisit and rethink many of the orthodoxies about the culture of post-Reformation England, including the shape of political argument, and the forms and boundaries of religious belief and identity.
All creatures , save man , are assigned to a peculiar paradise , in which there is a forbidden fruit — namely , the apple of speech and reasoning . Hence the animals and inanimate things are exempted from sin ...
229-230 ; Elizabeth McLagan , A Peculiar Paradise : A History of Blacks in Oregon , 1788–1940 ( Portland , Ore .: Georgian Press , 1980 ) , pp . 110-116 ; Portland Oregonian , March 21 , 1908 ; For background material on early black ...
Author: Albert S. Broussard
Category: Biography & Autobiography
T. McCants Stewart was a prominent African-American in his day, a lawyer during the Reconstruction who later became a minister, politician, and racial activist and was regarded by his peers as one of the most significant black leaders of his generation. This book illuminates the professional career and private lives of Stewart and his descendants over three generations, providing an epic account of an African-American family in America. Albert Broussard researched Stewart family papers and interviewed nearly every surviving family member to tell their unusual story. He not only presents the first major study of T. McCants Stewart's civil rights and political career; he also tells how Stewart's descendants rejected white society's negative image of blacks and worked to improve themselves and uplift their race: Stewart's son Gilchrist became a successful civil rights leader and attorney and his daughter Carlotta an educator, while granddaughter Katherine directed a Head Start program and her husband Robert Flippin was the first black parole officer at San Quentin prison. The saga of the Stewarts begins in antebellum Charleston but moves on to New York, Africa, Hawaii, and numerous other locales to relate how this family fulfilled a mission to provide leadership and service to its community. Exploring issues of class, intergenerational relations, and community activism, it provides a wealth of material on the black community that spans two centuries. A particular value of Broussard's work is his account of how Stewart women coped with an overbearing patriarch and forged meaningful careers in an era when black females usually held menial jobs. By sharing experiences of both genders, he offers insights into the different strategies that black men and women used to meet their personal goals and collective obligations. Intelligent, ambitious, and entrepreneurial, the Stewarts have much to tell us about what it was to be African-American over the last hundred years. By linking their history to the changing status of African-Americans at home and abroad, this book weaves the contributions of an extraordinary family into the larger drama of American race relations.
African American exclusion in Oregon is well documented in Elizabeth McLagan's A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blachs in Oregon, 178841940 ( Georgian Press Company, 1980). Central Oregon in the early 2000s was a boom economy with ...
Author: Michael Yates
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Electronic books
In early 2011, the nation was stunned to watch Wisconsin's state capitol in Madison come under sudden and unexpected occupation by union members and their allies. The protests to defend collective bargaining rights were militant and practically unheard of in this era of declining union power. Nearly forty years of neoliberalism and the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression have battered the labor movement, and workers have been largely complacent in the face of stagnant wages, slashed benefits and services, widening unemployment, and growing inequality. That is, until now.
Elizabeth McLagan , " A Peculiar Paradise : A History of Blacks in Oregon , 1788-1940 , " quoted in ROP Report , January 1990 , 2-3 . 19. Kathleen Blee , Women of the Klan : Racism and Gender in the 1920s ( Berkeley : University of ...
Author: Arlene Stein
Publisher: Beacon Press
Category: Social Science
In The Stranger Next Door, Alrene Stein explores how a small community with a declining industrial economy became the site of a bitter battle over gay rights. Fearing job loss and a feeling of being left behind, one Oregon town’s working-class residents allied with religious conservatives to deny the civil liberties of queer men and women. In a book that combines strong on-the-ground research and lucid analysis with a novelist’s imaginative sympathy, Stein’s exploration of how fear and uncertainty can cause citizens to shift blame onto “strangers” provides insight into the challenges the country faces in the age of Trump. Winner of the 2001 Ruth Benedict Award
Nonetheless, as Elizabeth McLagan points out in her history of Blacks in Oregon, A Peculiar Paradise (1980), Blacks did travel the Oregon Trail, some as slaves, some as servants, and at least some, like George Bush, ...
Author: Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
Readings, resources, lesson plans, and reproducible student handouts aimed at teaching students to question the traditional ideas and images that interfere with social justice and community building.
The savage holds that the key of heaven is vested in the visible phenomena of the universe . All creatures , save man , are assigned to a peculiar paradise , in which there is a forbidden fruit - namely , the apple of speech and ...
A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788– 1940. Portland or: Georgian, 1980. McMillen, Christian. “Border State Terror and the Genesis of the African American Community in Deer Lodge and Chouteau Counties, Montana, ...
Author: Anthony W. Wood
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Black Montana argues that the state of Montana, in its capacity as a settler colony, worked to exclude the Black community that began to form inside its borders after Reconstruction.