Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry. She earned a Ph.D. in United States History at the University of Washington, and has taught, researched and published Pacific Northwest history for nearly thirty years. Recent publications include Warship Under Sail: USS Decatur in the Pacific West (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009) and New Land North of the Columbia: Historic Documents that Tell the Story of Washington from Territory to Today (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2011). She and co-author Judy Bentley have a manuscript at UW Press, forthcoming in 2013, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master on Puget Sound.
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