Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Kalama Harbor Lodge History Pub

The Pacific as Crossroads, 1780-1820

Kalama Harbor Lodge

6 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About The Pacific as Crossroads, 1780-1820

The Pacific as Crossroads, 1780-1820

Presented by Dr. Sean Munger, Historian

At the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, the Pacific Ocean—anchored by the Pacific Northwest and California on one side, China and Japan on the other, and Hawaii in the middle—was a bustling artery of trade and cultural exchange. In this presentation we’ll examine the trade relationships that linked the United States to the Far East, the environmental factors that changed life in the Northwest, what the Russians were doing in Oregon and California, why cows were such a disaster in Hawaii, and how a group of missionaries ultimately crashed the party. You’ll understand why the Northwest was not just another corner of America, but more like the center of the world.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. After practicing law in the Portland, Oregon area for many years, he returned to school to study environmental history, and later founded Centric Law, the consulting division of the Rose Law Firm of Lake Oswego, Oregon. He represents clients in the sustainability, renewable energy and climate change community. He also speaks and teaches on subjects involving history, climate change and the law.

Sean is an internationally published historian, with a focus on the history of climate and climate change. He writes and produces a historical podcast, Second Decade, on the Recorded History Podcast Network, and also teaches online history classes on a wide variety of subjects. While at the University of Oregon, Sean developed and taught an innovative course on the history of climate change. His work has been featured in academic and legal journals in the United States and Europe. He is also a novelist, having published in the horror and science fiction genres.

Sean holds a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

About Kalama Harbor Lodge History Pub

Kalama Harbor Lodge History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp