A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940

Preface by Elizabeth McLagan

Chapter One: Into the Wilderness
Blacks in Oregon 1788-1850

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Chapter Two:
To Keep Clear of This Most Troublesome Class

The Exclusion Laws 1844-1857

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Chapter Three: To Hold Slaves in Oregon
The Slavery Debates 1850-1857

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Chapter Four: Within Every Rule
Legislation in Oregon 1857-1860

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Chapter Five: No Farther into the Dark Clouds
Legislation in Oregon 1860-1875

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Chapter Six: A Few Colored Men in Oregon
Blacks in Oregon 1850-1900

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Chapter Seven: Sober, Industrious and Honest
The Black Community of Portland

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Chapter Eight: A Very Prejudiced State
Discrimination in Oregon 1900-1940

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Chapter Nine: Simple Justice
Civil Rights Legislation 1893-1939

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Chapter Ten: A Tough Spot with a Nice Climate
Epilogue

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