Commerce, Climate, and Community: A History of Portland and its People

In “Commerce, Climate, and Community,” historian William Toll examines the tensions between social classes and ethnic groups in the City of Portland and the emergence of residential patterns and government. He locates the largest city in Oregon within the broader context of urban development in the United States and the development of cities within the orbit of the Pacific Rim. Toll teaches American urban and American Jewish history at the University of Oregon.

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