Peter Hardeman Burnett was California’s first governor, a pioneer and a racist. He had been all but forgotten, until Oregon writer R. Gregory Nokes began delving into his background. Oregon Historical Society
Peter Hardeman Burnett was California’s first governor, a pioneer and a racist. He had been all but forgotten, until Oregon writer R. Gregory Nokes began delving into his background. Oregon Historical Society

California’s first elected governor sought a white-enclave. His racism was his undoing

December 10, 2017 05:00 AM