Stealing Puget Sound: 1832-1869

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Tacoma Historical Society, 2015 - Boundary disputes - 454 pages
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In 'Stealing Puget Sound 1832-1869,' Ramsey exposes the little know political tension between the first British settlers and the Americans who crossed the Oregon Trail fifteen years later. The British legal ownership of the precious land in the Puget Sound region was confirmed by international treaty. The well-known "Pig War" was a direct result of the "squeeze" aggressive American settlers put on the British owners.Ramsey uses primary source letters and journals, plus some secondary materials to document and reference historical accuracy. The book remains comfortably readable but challenges "politically correct" history.

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About the author (2015)

Jerry V. Ramsey PH.D. earned his BA at the University of Puget Sound, a Master's Degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Doctorate at Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, California. He taught at all levels, Pre-School to Grad School, in public schools, universities, and learning centers for over 30 years. His published works include many magazine, newspaper, newsletter, journal articles, and three books: 'A Curriculum for High School Economic Geography and History', 'A Fur Trade Era Anthology', and 'Stealing Puget Sound 1830-1869.'

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