Book reading examines slavery in Oregon

The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by The History Museum, Waucoma Bookstore and the Hood River County Library.

Margolin will be discussing his latest release, “Worthy Brown’s Daughter,” a compelling historical drama, set in 19th-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

R. Gregory Nokes will be discussing his 2014 Oregon Book Award finalist, “Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory,” detailing slavery in the Oregon territory as well as the case of Holmes vs. Ford, the legal case that was the inspiration for Margolin’s book. Both authors will be available for questions as well as to sign books.

For more information, contact The History Museum at 541-386-6772 or visit

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