Peter Boag: Pioneering Death (sepia-toned background with gothic ornamentation and text in black and red, and drawing of Loyd Montgomery - subject of the book)

A shocking murder uncovers the brutal realities of frontier life

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

By Peter Boag

BJ Cummings: The River That Made Seattle

Restores the river to its central place in the city’s history

The River That Made Seattle
A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

By BJ Cummings

New in paperback!

Quintard Taylor: The Forging of a Black Community (black and white image of civil rights march through Seattle, black background with white and gold typography and gold panel at the bottom of the image with black text)

A critically important classic on Seattle history and black urbanization

The Forging of a Black Community
Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era

Second Edition

By Quintard Taylor

New foreword by Quin’Nita Cobbins-Modica

Afterword by Albert S. Broussard

Robert Chaney: The Grizzly in the Driveway (red cover with white typography, black silhouette of grizzly)

Confronts the unintended consequences of a conservation success story

The Grizzly in the Driveway
The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West

By Robert Chaney

New in paperback!

Peter Bacho: Uncle Rico

A love note to the city and its once vibrant Pinoy community

Uncle Rico’s Encore
Mostly True Stories of Filipino Seattle

By Peter Bacho

Robert J. Mayhew: Debating Malthus (white block with black text overlaid on top of painting of medieval life)

Introduces readers to the place of population in environmental thinking

Debating Malthus
A Documentary Reader on Population, Resources, and the Environment

Edited by Robert J. Mayhew

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  • The Hauntings of Local History: Peter Boag on “Pioneering Death”
    Admittedly, I see the world in terms of darkness rather than light, and in history as in life, I am drawn more to stories of human pathos than to tales of human triumph. I am bemused by “rosy retrospection”—the penchant of many to reflect on the positives of the past rather than on the negatives […]
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