COLUMBIA: Winter 2014–15 – Vol. 28, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Winter 2014–15 – Vol. 28, No. 4

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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
Mechanical musicians.

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
Spokane, 1905.

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
“Looking Northwest.”
By Peter Donahue

Correspondence & Additional Reading 29

Columbia Reviews 30

History Album 32
Dancing soldiers.

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