Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Old St. Francis History Pub

Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

Old St. Francis School

5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

Presented by Jenna Barganski

Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women's roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950.  

Jenna Barganski is the Museum Manager at Clackamas County Historical Society in Oregon City. Prior to her position at CCHS she worked as a research assistant for The Oregon Encyclopedia.  In 2018, Jenna received her M.A. in History and Public History from Portland State University.  Her field of interest includes Pacific Northwest history and women’s history.

About Old St. Francis History Pub

Old St. Francis History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

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