Ellen Eisenberg is the Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of
American History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she has
taught since 1990. She is the author of Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New
Jersey, 1882-1920, The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and
Japanese Removal during WWII (a 2008 National Jewish Book Award finalist),
and Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge,
coauthored with Ava F. Kahn and William Toll.
Books by this Author
The Jewish Oregon Story
The Jewish Oregon Story traces the history of Jewish Oregonians and their communities during a period of dramatic change. Drawing on archival sources, including a...
Embracing a Western Identity
Not all of Oregon’s pioneers were Christian farmers or bachelor prospectors. Indeed, many of the first brick buildings on Oregon’s newly platted Main Streets were...