Writing Westward Podcast 062 - Peter Boag - Pioneering Death

Writing Westward Podcast       Episode 062

Peter Boag

Pioneering Death:

The Violence of Boyhood in Turn-of-the-Century Oregon


(Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography, University of Washington Press, 2022)



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Peter Boag is Professor and Columbia Chair in the History of the American West at Washington State University. He is a historian of gender, sexuality, the environment, and culture in the American West and the Pacific Northwest. Along with countless articles, essays, and chapters, he is the author of four monographs:  Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon (University of California Press, 1992), Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest (University of California Press, 2003), Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past (University of California Press, 2011), and Pioneering Death: The Violence of Boyhood in Turn-of-the-Century Oregon (University of Washington Press, 2022).


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