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Oxford University Press has released what it is calling the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. It’s written by top scholars and is something that is primarily (or maybe exclusively) online and will be updated with new entries. It’s also free, at least for the time being. I wrote the essay on “Forests and Logging […]

Empire of Timber

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On October 26, 2015

Listen people, you have two choices. You can eat this month. Or you can buy my new book Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests, published by Cambridge University Press, at th

America’s Deadliest Job

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On August 28, 2013
I’m sure the timber industry is glad it retook its historically appropriate title America’s most dangerous job. An excerpt from my book manuscript draft, part of which explores the history of worker safety in logging. Sadly, things aren’t always so different today: On August 28, 1905, Clise Houston reached to clear an obstruction from the […]
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