Breaking Chains CoverIn Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon TerritoryR. Gregory Nokes presents a nonfiction account of the largely forgotten story of Oregon slavery, focusing on the only slavery case adjudicated in Oregon’s pre-Civil War courts.

The book, published by Oregon State University Press, is available at independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and OSU Press.

Nokes has made numerous public appearances and has more events scheduled throughout the year. For more information, see