Carl Abbott

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.
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The Metropolitan Frontier

The University of Arizona Press

When the American West represented the country's frontier, many of its cities may have seemed little more than trading centers to serve the outlying populace. Now the nation's most open and empty region is also its most heavily urbanized, with 80 percent of Westerners living in its metropolitan areas. The process of urbanization ...

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Portland in Three Centuries

The Place and the People

Oregon State University Press
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Sporting Oregon

A Pictorial History of Early Oregon Sports

By Brian S. Campf; Foreword by Carl Abbott; Afterword by John T. Hawk
Oregon State University Press

For thirty years, Brian Campf collected vintage photographs and ephemera related to Oregon sports. Sporting Oregon includes more than three hundred images that offer an overview of the first fifty years of organized sports in the state, primarily baseball, football, and basketball, but also such pastimes as horse racing, track, hockey, tennis, and cricket.

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A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition

University Press of Colorado

Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy.

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How Cities Won the West

Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America

University of New Mexico Press
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Planning a New West

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Oregon State University Press
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