Dr. Jerry Ramsey, Author of Stealing Puget Sound, will speak at the UP Historical Society meeting on September 9 (7 pm) at the University Place Public Library Room D2 (3715 Bridgeport Way West, University Place).
From the publisher’s website: “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.”