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Wife Beating: An American Tradition
Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1992)
  • David Peterson del Mar, Portland State University
This article explores the history, social conditions and possible causes of wife beating, chiefly as reported in Oregon during the mid- to late 19th century.
  • Wife abuse -- Oregon -- History,
  • Wife abuse -- Oregon -- Case studies,
  • Marriage -- Oregon -- 19th century,
  • Male domination (Social structure)
Publication Date
Summer 1992
Publisher Statement
Published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Citation Information
Peterson del Mar, David. "Wife Beating: An American Tradition." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 23, no. 1 (1992): 97-118.