Virtual SJCC: Pacific Northwest History
April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute virtual lecture series continues with this interactive talk surveying the history of the Pacific Northwest by looking at a range of the texts and other sources that document regional history.
Free, however, space is limited and registration is required. Please register here:
This one-hour interactive talk surveys the history of the Pacific Northwest by looking at a range of the texts and other sources that document regional history.
We will read texts critically in order to appreciate what they do (and do not) tell us about the experiences of the diverse inhabitants of and newcomers to the region. The list of texts to be discussed could include Chief Seattle’s speech; “pioneer” writings about nature in the Northwest; and texts generated by the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
John M. Findlay is professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Washington. He taught the UW course on Pacific Northwest history every year from 1988 to 2020. Professor Findlay also served as Managing Editor of PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUARTERLY. His research has examined the histories of Seattle, the University of Washington, Hanford, and the American West after 1940.