The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past



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  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past
  • Michael Munk
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 9781932010152

10 thoughts on “The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past

  1. says:

    Chock full of information, maps, and historical photos

  2. says:

    The Portland Red Guide is a perfect read for those looking to learn about the connection of Portland s radical history to physical sites The author does an amazing job at exploring the past history of Portland, Oregon by telling stories and discussing sites of radicalism through several different time periods, rather than simply inputting historical images With sources from the Portland Police Bureau and the infamous Red Squad, this book is a great testament to records of hostile spying radicals, civil rights, and peace activists from Portland 1920s to the 40s.While reading through The Portland Red Guide, I found it really interesting that the author wanted to stir up history from the stories instead of the structures of buildings He explains that many of the sites he discusses, which is true in the illustrations, that readers won t be fascinated by what s pictured, but will be intrigued by the history itself There were so many recollections of past poets, authors, and editors that made changes in society through their works, as well as tales of historical sites One that caught my attention described what was once the White Eagle Salo...

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    The Portland Red Guide is set up as sort of 2 books in one a tour guide book the highlights key landmarks in the city related to its theme of Portland s history with leftist activism complete with maps , and a history book on the same topic divided into concise but informative bite sized pieces, organized into small paragraphs or sections highlighting an important individual, organization, establishment, or event in Portland s red history Each of these sections is numbered and attached to a related landmark which is marked on the map at the end of each chapter, although the book notes that a number of these landmarks no longer exist in their original forms or cannot be accessed by the public.I read this as a history book rather than as a guidebook, so I can t speak to its success as a useful tool in touring the city, but it is a striking and profound look into Portland s history with labor unions, socialism, anti racist activism and the racist atrocities that spurred them , women s rights, and anti fascism As mentioned, the historical recountings are divided into specific subjects which are individually given a paragraph or two of explanation as to their relevance to Portland s left, and these passages are written with passion and investment while still striking an informative, almost academic tone The writing is engaging and the history is captivating, and the way the book is divided into small passages makes it easy to read in small bursts without get...

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    Full disclosure, I am a graduate student at the student run publisher of this book That being said, I really enjoyed giving this simultaneously uplifting and depressing guide to the city The book breaks down the social movements behind workers and civil rights struggles throughout Portland s history with markers on the city map As a relatively new fellow in Portland, reading this alternate history to that written by the wealthier of the city s historic residents cemented a sense of place for me in a city that enjoys a liberal reputation than the author, and now myself would give it Though these stories often end with the incremental and hard won victories of the underrepresented stacking up short to those of the established, the ideas and movements behind the socialists of Portland endure through today The overall tone of the book is one of duty and community strength that emphasizes the spirit of a better city for all its citizens I would recommend ...

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    Michael Munk s The Portland Red Guide takes the reader on a journey of the misunderstood and underrepresented in Portland history Though I ve lived in Portland almost five years now, the history behind the fervent political activism here had remained a mystery Munk s collective survey brings depth and color to the background With well constructed maps and guided walking...

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    I ve become especially interested in PDX history over the last few years and this guide did not disappoint Seeing how one movement was a precursor to another movement I found information about individuals in these movements who seemed to push even beyond their own limits to work toward the ideas the...

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    This was an Oregon historical society book club choice Munk was there to discuss it with us This is the history that isn t written in the main books His choice of setting it by location so one could actually walk to the areas where these things happened was inspi...

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    While The Portland Red Guide functions like a travel guide it reads like a history book of social dissent I almost want to call it a people s history of the city of Portland, but comparing it to Zinn s work is a stretch What the book does best is provide a timeline for socialist and communist activities in this city, highlighting events and individuals who have been ignored by the conformist and counterrevolutionary historians The book surprisingly opens up Portland s history, making it appear not as boring as John Reed made it out to be.The book is divided into chapters that cover specific eras, and each chapter has its own group of maps and photos that are supposed to function like a walking tour of Portland One of my complaints about this book is that the photos and maps can often be confusing I wish there would have been a direct way to identify where a certain picture was like a page number , rather than just including the photo icon by the entry I also had a hard time finding numbers on the maps Perhaps it would have been better if the text, photos, and maps were intertwined The book itself is quite valuable, an...

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    The Portland Red Guide is a modest start toward a respectful public understanding and rehabilitation of a neglected part of Portland s common heritage Ph.D in Political Science Michael Munk compiles an alternative history to the one commemorated on local street signs, buildings, neighborhood names and park benches exalting the dynasties of fur impresarios, land grabbers, timber barons and industry magnates Munk details the Portland area s radical past, from 19th century Utopians and Marxists , to Wobblies and Socialists 1900 1930 , Unions and Commies 1930s , McCarthyism and Cold War WWII 1960 , Peaceniks and Civil Rights 1960 1973 , on up to the state of Identities and Protests movements circa 2010 As the chapter titles suggest, there is a good deal of overlap between the radical movements of one era and the next one of the most interesting features of the guide is its ability to trace the connection between, say, the Progressive Party s 1948 Bachelors for Wallace campaign organized, no less, by a communist and the Mattachine Society for gay rights The Portland Red Guide effectively presents an a...

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    The Portland Red Guide covers much of Portland s radical past, particularly that of Socialists, Communists, and working class people who spoke truth to power It also describes situations in which those in power, whether politicians or police, oppressed people they find threatening The book is divided into different time periods, from the nineteenth century to the present It includes Wobblies, doctors who performed abortions, black people harassed by racist cops, Communists and sympathizers attacked by McCarthyism, and so much .I would have liked to have seen on the women s movement, and neither the Freedom Socialist Party nor its feminist branch Radical Women is ever mentioned For that matter, Radical Women s headquarters, The Bread and Roses Center on Killingsworth Street, isn t included , nor is In Other Words Women s Books and Resources The Latin root for radical is going to the root, not extreme Yet overall, this is a fascinating and informative book about a side of Portland often overlooke...

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