Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon (Hardcover)

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This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms. We also witness the twentieth-century development of the war industries, the establishment of the aviation industry, and the celebratory 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon presents readers with a fascinating chronicle of how these proud states came into their own and how they each look toward the future.

About the Author

Derek Hayes is a noted historian and the author of numerous historical atlases, including The Historical Atlas of the Northern American Railroad, Historical Atlas of the United States, and Historical Atlas of the American West, all from UC Press.

Praise For…

“You’ll want to spend hours curled up on the couch with this engaging uber-coffee table book.”

— Brenden Koch

“A must have for those interested in the history of these two states!”

— Ian Paulsen

“To leaf through a Hayes atlas is a bit like a solitary ramble through a museum (the Victoria and Albert in London comes to mind) with no guard to check you as you rummage through the cupboards.”

— Mary Ann Gwinn

“History buffs can learn fascinating facts about Washington and Oregon in this attractive atlas.”

— Laura Livingston

“A stunning collection.”

— Lee Juillerat

“One can spend delightful hours exploring and learning from its maps. . . . If you live in Washington or Oregon and are curious about your regional surroundings, this is a book to own.”

— Cole Harris

“Hayes’s latest atlas maintains the quality of his previous publications and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries, map enthusiasts, and anyone with a special interest in the history and heritage of the Northwest.”

— Edward K. Werner

“Informative and beautiful. . . . Recommended for all types of libraries.”

— Sue F. Phelps Reference Librarian, Washington State University Vancouver

“A fascinating visual history of places and how they evolved. . . . And for historians in the family, this would make a great Christmas gift.”

— Karen Prasse

Product Details
ISBN: 9780520266155
ISBN-10: 0520266153
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English