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Author Morgan, Murray, 1916-2000, author.

Title Puget's Sound : a narrative of early Tacoma and the southern sound / Murray Morgan ; introduction by Michael Sean Sullivan
Published Seattle (Wash.) : University of Washington Press, 2018


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Contents Michael Sean Sullivan -- The eyes of discovery -- The eyes of exploitation -- The eyes of empire -- The engineer and the Indians -- The Quaker, the boomer, and the railroad -- The gap is closed -- "Bore, Bennett, bore" -- "The Chinese must go" -- Instant Tacoma -- The uses of adversity -- Absentees and hometowners -- Man's Tacoma
Summary With the same ability to make personalities and events come alive that characterizes his classic Skid Road, Murray Morgan here tells the colorful story of Tacoma, the City of Destiny, and southern Puget Sound, where many major events of Washington's history took place. Drawing upon original journals and reports, Morgan builds Puget's Sound around individuals, interweaving portraits of well-known historical figures with those who are more obscure but have a special significance: a colorful parade of saloonkeepers, politicians, union organizers, schemers, and swindlers. Morgan begins his account with the landing of Captain Vancouver in Puget Sound in 1792 and ends with the founding of Fort Lewis in 1916, the year the author was born. Between are the arrival of the transcontinental railroad, the boom-and-bust of lumber mills, the anti-Chinese riots of 1885, and more unique Northwest history that will intrigue both new arrivals and longtime residents.With a new introduction by historian and historic preservationist Michael Sean Sullivan, this redesigned edition of Puget's Sound brings new life to Morgan's landmark history of the South Sound and the early days of Tacoma
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 25, 2018)
Subject HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Puget Sound (Wash.) -- History
Tacoma (Wash.) -- History
Pacific Ocean -- Puget Sound
Washington (State) -- Tacoma
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Sullivan, Michael, 1950- writer of introduction.
ISBN 9780295744629