COLUMBIA: Spring 2008 – Vol. 22, No. 1
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 2008 – Vol. 22, No. 1
Behind the Scenes 2
History Commentary 3
History as a tool to accurately assess “the gender gap.”
By Stephanie Coontz
Seattle’s Paramount Theatre 9
A success story of historic preservation and restoration.
By Nena Peltin
Mapping America’s Progress 17
United States atlas publisher Alvin J. Johnson's careful documentation of the westward movement gave his company a competitive edge.
By Minie Smith
History Album 23
A quiet moment for Edmond Meany.
The West the Railroads Made 24
The construction of transcontinental railways altered the fabric of the American frontier.
By Carlos A. Schwantes
The Politics of Socialism 32
A look at early efforts to build a Socialist Party in the Northwest.
By Jeffrey A. Johnson
Rufus Woods 38
The Wenatchee Daily World’s editor and publisher wielded a mighty weapon in the push for Grand Coulee Dam.
By Rebecca Smith
Retrospective Reviews 42
The coastal novels of Nard Jones.
By Peter Donahue
Additional Reading 43Columbia Reviews 44