The Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture-Book Series in Western History and Biography


Under the provisions of a Fund established by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Sick, whose deep interest in the history and culture of the American West was inspired by their own experience in the region, distinguished scholars are brought to the University of Washington to deliver public lectures based on original research in the fields of Western history and biography. The terms of the gift also provide for the publication by the University of Washington Press of the books resulting from the research upon which the lectures are based. There are currently sixteen books in the series.


The Great Columbia Plain: A Historical Geography, 1805-1910, by Donald W. Meinig

Mills and Markets: A History of the Pacific Coast Lumber Industry to 1900, by Thomas R. Cox

Radical Heritage: Labor, Socialism, and Reform in Washington and British Columbia, 1885-1917, by Carlos A. Schwantes

The Battle for Butte: Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864-1906, by Michael P. Malone

The Forging of a Black Community: Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era, by Quintard Taylor

Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America, by Shelby Scates

The Atomic West, edited by Bruce Hevly and John M. Findlay

Power and Place in the North American West, edited by Richard White and John M. Findlay

Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, by Robert G. Kaufman

Parallel Destinies: Canadian-American Relations West of the Rockies, edited by John M. Findlay and Ken S. Coates

Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century, edited by Louis Fiset and Gail M. Nomura

Bringing Indians to the Book, by Albert Furtwangler

Death of Celilo Falls, by Katrine Barber

The Power of Promises: Perspectives on Indian Treaties of the Pacific Northwest, edited by Alexandra Harmon

Warship under Sail: The USS Decatur in the Pacific West, by Lorraine McConaghy

Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity, by Andrew H. Fisher

A Home for Every Child: The Washington Children's Home Society in the Progressive Era, by Patricia Susan Hart

Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West, by Jonh M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly

The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea, by Lissa K. Wadewitz

Encounters in Avalanche Country: A History of Survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920, by Diana Di Stefano

 

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