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.
Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, Second Ed.
Eden Within Eden
Oregon's Utopian Heritage
Living with Bugs
Least-Toxic Solutions to Everyday Bug Problems
Forty Years of Birding the American West
Handbook of Oregon Birds
A Field Companion to Birds of Oregon
H.L. Davis's Northwest
River Basins of the American West
A High Country News Reader
Refusing War, Affirming Peace
The History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks
Massacred for Gold
The Chinese in Hells Canyon
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.
Oaks Park Pentimento
Portland's Lost and Found Carousel Art
Race and Science
Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America
Oregon Fossils, Second Edition
The U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest
Another Way the River Has
Taut True Tales from the Northwest
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.
A Force for Change
Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oregon, 1912-1936
The Lumberman's Frontier
Three Centuries of Land Use, Society, and Change in America's Forests
To the Woods
Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home
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.
A River Without Banks
Place and Belonging in the Inland Northwest
Mexicanos in Oregon
Their Stories, Their Lives
Reflections of a Pragmatic Economist
My Intellectual Journey
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