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"A Dark Light in the West"

"A Dark Light in the West: Racism and Reconciliation" appeared in The Georgia Review's Fall 2010 issue. The essay elucidates a long history of racism in Oregon. From the murder of 31 Chinese miners at Deep Creek in 1887 to sundown laws that remained on the books in the 1960s. This work was commissioned for The Manner of the Country: Living and Writing the American West, edited by Russell Rowland and Lynn Stegner, published in the fall of 2011.