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A dog's history of America : how our best friend explored, conquered, and settled a continent

Author: Mark Derr
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the interaction between dogs and humans in the United States from the earliest settlement of the continent, explores how the uses of dogs have reflected changes in American society, and mentions such famous dogs as Fala.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Derr
ISBN: 0865476314 9780865476318
OCLC Number: 54001668
Description: xvi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First people and dogs settle the new world and finally are lost --
Deadly encounters --
English take hold, spread out --
Washington, Lafayette, and Jefferson make revolution and hunt for dogs --
Crossing the great divide --
Moving on --
Polar opposites --
Fights Indians, runs with dogs --
Don't fence me in --
Civilizing the dog but forgetting the man --
Twenties roar, thirties crash and rumble --
World on fire --
Good, the bad, and the dog, or, new games for old talents, plus a lingering question.
Responsibility: Mark Derr.
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Describes the interaction between dogs and humans in the United States from the earliest settlement of the continent, explores how the uses of dogs have reflected changes in American society, and mentions such famous dogs as Fala.

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