Portland State University. Department of History
Gordon B. Dodds
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in History
1 online resource (2, iv, 151 pages : illustrations)
Oregon Territory -- Politics and government -- History, Oregon Territory (Provisional government 1843-1849)
This study brings together in a single volume facts and opinions not previously consolidated on the subject of Oregon's provisional government. Previous writings or citations about the government were in the context of larger or different areas of interest. The main areas of concentration in the thesis include the political events of the government in session and the public's knowledge of these events. Also examined are the direction of government, the electoral process, and the newspaper coverage of the period.
The extant journals of the government are the primary sources for the proceedings of the sessions. Public opinion and awareness is gleaned from the early newspaper, "Oregon Spectator." Also valuable are the writings of the people active in or affecting the government. Writings of historians covering some aspects of the period are used to gain an overview.
Tompkins, James M., "Political Development in Oregon: The Provisional Government 1843-1849" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2184.