After a year of Oregon history, we end with “Thinking About Oregon” two perspectives on the Oregon story in national context. What’s unique about this state, and how has its Northwest perspective influenced the rest of the nation? Richard Etulain, historian of the West and emeritus professor of history at the University of New Mexico, reflects on four Oregonians who brought new ideas and insights to the nation. Jane Hunter, professor of history at Lewis & Clark, takes a different perspective on Oregon history, reflecting on the ways that national stories played out here. She’ll consider the state’s participation in the racial history of World War II, introducing new work on Japanese internment, an African-American newspaperman, and a recent competition for Portland’s east side.