Oregon Outcast

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Mon, 01/24/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Many of us look back at previous generations and wonder what they could possibly have been thinking – about slavery, or sexism, or environmental destruction, or many other issues. But what can we learn – today – from people who spoke out against injustices like that when they were actually happening?  Matt Witt reviews Oregon Outcast, by Jan Wright, a fascinating biography of an Oregonian who, back in the 1850s, protested the theft of indigenous lands by white “settlers.”

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