Beaten Down: A History of Interpersonal Violence in the West

Beaten Down: A History of Interpersonal Violence in the West

by David Peterson del Mar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295995762
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Peterson del Mar is adjunct assistant professor of history at Portland State University and Oregon State University. He is the author of What Trouble I Have Seen: A History of Violence against Wives.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionA White Fist on Their Noses: Colonization and ViolenceTo Take Your Own Part: Violence among the SettlersI Was Not There to Fight: The Decline and Persistence of Violence in the Late Nineteenth CenturyPlucky Women and Crazed Indians: Representing Violence and Marginality in Seattle, Portland, and VancouverTo Do Just as He Pleased: Violence in the 1920sBig as God Almighty and Undemanding as Dew: Violence and People of African and Japanese DescentEpilogue: Discovering ViolenceAbbreviationsNotesSelected Bibliography of Secondary SourcesIndex

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Richard Maxwell Brown

Beaten Down is a very original and most important study in the history of North American violence and in the history of the international Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia). It seamlessly combines an intellectually strong conceptual approach with stories of individuals and families.

Keith Edgerton

Beaten Down is an outstanding social history of how violence has affected the everyday lives of individuals. Del Mar examines, above all else, how interpersonal violence is connected to the larger cultural processes that unfolded in the Pacific Northwest over two centuries.

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