R. Gregory Nokes
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Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California
Oregon State University Press
Peter Burnett, Oregon pioneer and governor of California, had one of the most impressive resumes of any early leaders in the American West, yet failed at most of his pursuits. A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West.
Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation
Edited by Jill Strauss and Dionne Ford; Preface by Dionne Ford; Introduction by Jill Strauss; Afterword by Jill Strauss
Rutgers University Press
Slavery’s Descendants brings together twenty-five contributors from a variety of racial backgrounds, to tell their personal stories of exhuming and exorcising America’s racist past. Together, they help us confront the legacy of slavery and reclaim a more complete picture of U.S. history, one cousin at a time.
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