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Meet the author! Read Dangerous Subjects: James D. Saules and the Rise of Black Exclusion in Oregon by Kenneth R. Coleman. James D. Saules, a black sailor, was shipwrecked off the coast of Oregon and settled there in 1841. Just two years later, Oregon Trail emigrants began arriving in large numbers and Saules had to adapt to a new reality in which Anglo-American settlers persistently sought to marginalize and exclude black residents from the region. In Dangerous Subjects, Coleman sheds light on a neglected chapter in Oregon's history.
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