Pioneering Death: The Violence of Boyhood in Turn-of-the-Century Oregon
University of Washington Press: 2022
His father slapped him, commanding him to tend to his chores. Instead, the 18-year-old marched into the farmhouse where he lived with his parents and siblings, grabbed his father’s rifle, and shot him in the back of the head before turning the weapon on his mother and a community member who had stopped to chat.
The more historian Peter Boag learned about the killing in west Linn County—and its place in the larger social … » More …