“Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era”

A presentation by Richard W. Etulain

History Pub Monday at Kennedy School

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era”

Oregonians of the Civil War Era, by and large, strongly aligned themselves with Abraham Lincoln on various political issues-Indian relations, military policies, civil and legal rights, and North-South ideological conflicts.

Richard Etulain, in his latest book, refutes the argument that Pacific Northwest residents were mere "spectators of disunion," revealing instead that men and women of the Oregon Country were personally and emotionally involved in the controversial ideas and events that inflamed the United States during the fractious era.

Richard W. Etulain specializes in the history and cultures of the American West and on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Most of his 50 books and hundreds of essays and reviews deal with the West, but recently he has devoted increasing attention to Lincoln's links with the American West, with such works as Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West (2006), Lincoln Looks West (editor, 2010); and Lincoln and the Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era (2013)

From 1979 to 2001, Etulain was a professor of history and director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico. He now is a full-time researcher and writer residing in Portland, Oregon.

About History Pub Monday at Kennedy School

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Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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