The Jewish Oregon Story: 1950 – 2010

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The Jewish Oregon Story: 1950 – 2010
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New from Oregon State University Press, The Jewish Oregon Story traces the history of diverse Jewish Oregonians and their communities during a period of dramatic change. Drawing on archival sources, including a collection of over five hundred oral histories, the book explores how Jewish Oregonians both contributed to and were shaped by the “Oregon Story,” a political shift that fueled Oregon's—and particularly Portland’s—emerging reputation for progressivism and sustainability. The Jewish Oregon Story will be of great interest to the Jewish community in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and will appeal broadly to all readers of American, Western, and Oregon history, particularly those interested in questions of ethnicity and identity.

Ellen Eisenberg is the Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she has taught since 1990. She is the author of Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849-1950; The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and Japanese Removal during WWII (a 2008 National Jewish Book Award finalist), and Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America's Edge, coauthored with Ava F. Kahn and William Toll.

Presented in partnership with Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Oregon State University Press.
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By: Oregon Historical Society