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OTBTV with Alex Ansary #316 – A Brief History of 19th Century Shanghaiing in Portland, Oregon

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Portland has a part of history that is now becoming more known now than ever. There were days when this town was especially dangerous to wander through (esp. intoxicated) and while being a transient. In the late 1800s, several ‘crimps’ in old Portland duped witless sailors, loggers, drunks (and others) into signing themselves into indentured servitude with their compliance or without it. This is the story of the things men and women did to other men and women for profit in this town of Portland, Oregon.