This revised, updated, and improved edition of the leading high school textbook on Washington State history brings the reader from the earliest known accounts of the region up to the present. Incorporating the newest data from the 2000 census, LeWarne presents a vivid and up-to-date portrait of the cultures and trends that continue to shape Washington State. From the role of Native American tribal governments to the administration of Governor Gary Locke, he examines changes in the political arena including the pivotal events of the 2000 elections. The book addresses a range of ongoing social and economic issues, such as environmental controversies, multiculturalism, and changes in the computer and biotechnology industries.
New and expanded material includes:
The dot.coms, including Amazon
Governor Gary Locke
Washington's multi-ethnic communities
Plus Updated statistical and general material throughout, including latest census and elections
Exercises have been restructured to facilitate the use of partial chapters 184 illus.