Oregon State University Press

For fifty years, Oregon State University Press has been publishing exceptional books about the Pacific Northwest—its people and landscapes, its flora and fauna, its history and cultural heritage. The Press has played a vital role in the region’s literary life, providing readers with a better understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. Today, Oregon State University Press publishes distinguished books in several academic areas from environmental history and natural resource management to indigenous studies.

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One City's Wilderness

Portland's Forest Park, 3rd edition

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Mink River

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No Small Potatoes

How a Family Potato Salad Recipe is Fast Becoming a Billion Dollar Business

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Reflections of a Pragmatic Economist

My Intellectual Journey

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Mexicanos in Oregon

Their Stories, Their Lives

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To the Woods

Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home

Oregon State University Press

The true story of a couple who, in their late fifties, traded modern conveniences for life in a tent and trailer without electricity or indoor plumbing.

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A River Without Banks

Place and Belonging in the Inland Northwest

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A Force for Change

Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oregon, 1912-1936

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The Lumberman's Frontier

Three Centuries of Land Use, Society, and Change in America's Forests

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Another Way the River Has

Taut True Tales from the Northwest

Oregon State University Press

Cody’s prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon.

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Race and Science

Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America

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Oaks Park Pentimento

Portland's Lost and Found Carousel Art

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Davis Country

H.L. Davis's Northwest

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River Basins of the American West

A High Country News Reader

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Refusing War, Affirming Peace

The History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks

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Massacred for Gold

The Chinese in Hells Canyon

Oregon State University Press

In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold, the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime—one of the worst of the many crimes committed by whites against Chinese laborers in the American West—unearths the evidence that points to an improbable gang of rustlers and schoolboys, one only 15, as the killers.

The crime was discovered weeks after it happened, but no charges were brought for nearly a year, when gang member Frank Vaughan, son of a well-known settler family, confessed and turned state’s evidence. Six men and boys, all from northeastern Oregon’s remote Wallowa country, were charged—but three fled, and the others were found innocent by a jury that a witness admitted had little interest in convicting anyone. A cover-up followed, and the crime was all but forgotten for the next 100 years, until a county clerk found hidden records in an unused safe.

In bringing this story out of the shadows, Nokes examines the once-substantial presence of Chinese laborers in the interior Pacific Northwest, describing why they came, how their efforts contributed to the region’s development, and how too often mistreatment and abuse were their only reward.

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Handbook of Oregon Birds

A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon

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