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The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett

Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California

R. Gregory Nokes

6 × 9. 288 pages.

2018. ISBN 978-0-87071-932-5. Paperback, $19.95.

Peter Burnett, Oregon pioneer and governor of California, had one of the most impressive resumes of any early leaders in the American West, yet failed at most of his pursuits. A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West.

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