Carl Abbott is professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University and the coeditor of the Pacific Historical Review. He is the author of numerous books on urban history and the development of cities in the United States.
Cities in the Modern American West
This Choice Outstanding Academic Title and winner of the Best Book in North American Urban History (Urban History Association) offers the first comprehensive overview of urban growth in the American West
The Place and the People
A compact and comprehensive history of Portland from first European contact to the twenty-first century, Portland in Three Centuries introduces the women and men who have shaped Oregon’s largest city. The expected politicians and business leaders appear, but Carl Abbott also highlights workers and immigrants, union members and dissenters, women at work and in the public realm, artists and activists, and other movers and shakers.
Incorporating social history and contemporary scholarship in his narrative, Abbott examines current metropolitan character and issues, giving close attention to historical background. He explores the context of opportunities and problems that have helped to shape the rich mosaic that is Portland.
This revised and updated second edition includes greater attention to the Indigenous peoples of the Portland region, Portland’s communities of color, and the challenges of recent years that have thrust Portland into the national spotlight.
A highly readable character study of a city, and enhanced by more than sixty historic and contemporary images, Portland in Three Centuries will appeal to readers interested in Portland, in Oregon, and in Pacific Northwest history.
- Copyright year: 2011
A Pictorial History of Early Oregon Sports
- Copyright year: 2019
A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition
- Copyright year: 2013
Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America
The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become today.
- Copyright year: 2010
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