HIDDEN SLAVE HISTORY

Reviewed: Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory by Gregory Nokes

 Photo by Gregory Nokes

Photo by Gregory Nokes

Typical rhetoric surrounding slavery in the United States evokes images of sprawling Southern plantations, white brutality and black resistance and flight to freedom in the North. Examining the lexicon surrounding American slavery, author Gregory Nokes noticed that rarely is the Pacific Northwest observed for its participation in the slave trade.

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