Notable Women of Portland

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The story of Portland, Oregon, like much of history, has usually been told with a focus on male leaders. This book offers a reframing of Portland's history. Many women made their mark and radically changed the Oregon frontier, including Native Americans Polly Johnson and Josette Nouette; pioneers Minerva Carter and Charlotte Terwilliger; doctors Marie Equi, Mary Priscilla Avery Sawtelle, and Bethina Owens-Adair; artists Eliza Barchus and Lily E. White; suffragists Abigail Scott Duniway, Hattie Redmond, and Eva Emery Dye; lawyer Mary Gysin Leonard; Air Force pilot Hazel Ying Lee; politicians Barbara Roberts and Margaret Carter; and authors Frances Fuller Victor, Beverly Cleary, Beatrice Morrow Cannady, Ursula Le Guin, and Jean Auel. These women, along with groups of women such as "Wendy the Welders," made Portland what it is today.
ISBN: 9781467125055
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tracy J. Prince, PhD, scholar-in-residence at Portland State University, is the author of Portland's Goose Hollow and Culture Wars in British Literature and coauthor of Portland's Slabtown. She and researcher Zadie Schaffer were inspired by fascinating nuggets of Portland history to shine more light on the women who helped shape Oregon. Images are from: Norm Gholston, City of Portland Archives, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Jewish Museum, Oregon State Archives, Portland Art Museum, Portland State University, Reed College, University of Oregon, Willamette University, and many other archives.
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