“Without a Second’s Warning” The Heppner Flood of 1903

“Without a Second’s Warning” The Heppner Flood of 1903 1

Atop a hill in the rolling wheat fields and grazing lands of Morrow County lies the Heppner cemetery. A walk through its manicured lawns and orderly clusters of grave markers reveals much about the community nestled in the narrow valley below. The cemetery’s ample room for growth speaks to the town of Heppner’s confidence in …

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Roe v. Wade: A Decision for the Decades

Roe v. Wade: A Decision for the Decades 2

The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, arguably the most hotly debated in recent decades, has produced an impressive body of historical scholarship.[1] The leading histories have focused on the evolution of the arguments and alliances that shape abortion debate today, rights-based pro-life and pro-choice arguments, alliances between women’s rights leaders and public health …

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Chicano Movement: Young Mexican Americans Seeking Change

Chicano Movement

“THEY SAY THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION, but we have only to look around us to know the truth. We look at the schools … the houses we live in … the few opportunities … the dirt in the streets … and we know.” [2] José Angel Gutiérrez spoke these words on 1 April 1963, to …

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Sir Moses Montefiore: The Forgotten Legend of the 19th Century

Sir Moses Montefiore: The Forgotten Legend of the 19th Century 3

The nineteenth century is full of forgotten heroes. Sir Moses Montefiore (1784–1885)—once the most famous Jew in the world—is merely one among many. For a major public figure, he has been astonishingly neglected. There is as yet no scholarly biography, and there have been no attempts to locate his activities in a wider, non-Jewish environment.[1] …

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