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Oregon at Work: 1859-2009 Paperback – April 1, 2009
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"Oregon at Work" starts its history at 1859 and continues up through 2009. Though this book ranges to cover a lot of ground in just a few pages, it manages to do a very thorough job describing the hows and wheres of Oregon’s diverse work history. _Oregon at Work_is loosely divided into three sections. Section one covers the years from 1859 to 1900, section two covers the years from 1900 to 1959, and section three covers the years from 1959 to 2009. From the initial cultivations of the rich farmlands of the Willamette Valley, through the intense battleship production of World War II, and right up through today’s modern technology boom, the so-called silicon forest, "Oregon at Work " is a great resource for anyone looking for Oregon history. Authors Fuller and Ayre not only include many, many photos, but do not shy away from taking about the role of women, minorities, and the Indigenous populations. I found "Oregon at Work" both insightful and filled with useful information.
The 8.5 by 11 inch pages allow clear pictures of certain occupations, scenes and workers over the decades. Brief charts of various costs and wages from different ages bring the conditions of life alive and add to the pleasure of the accounts.
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A beautifully designed and written book on the evolution of Oregon, its industries, and its workers. Read morePublished on January 26, 2010 by CAH
I loved this book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at all of the pictures. I felt the book did a good job of breaking down the different types of jobs and work... Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Amazon Customer