COLUMBIA: Winter 2014–15 – Vol. 28, No. 4
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 2014–15 – Vol. 28, No. 4
Escape from the Electric Chair 2
Spokane civil rights attorney Carl Maxey fought the extradition of a young black man from Georgia unjustly convicted of murder.
By Jim Kershner
The Exclusion Laws 7
Oregon was the only free state admitted into the Union that had a clause in its constitution denying citizenship to African Americans.
By R. Gregory Nokes
New Additions 12
Abby Williams Hill 13
A Pacific Northwest artist whose avid activism was powered by her love of children and her desire to protect the American wilderness.
By Laura Edgar
From the Collection 21
Who is an American? 22
A historian’s view of the United States government’s evolving definitions of immigration and citizenship.
By Roger Daniels
Retrospective Reviews 28
By Peter Donahue
Correspondence & Additional Reading 29
Columbia Reviews 30
History Album 32