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The gospel of kindness : animal welfare and the making of modern America

Author: Janet M Davis
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When we consider modern American animal advocacy, we often think of veganism, no-kill shelters, Internet campaigns against trophy hunting, or celebrities declaring that they would "rather go naked" than wear fur. Contemporary critics readily dismiss animal protectionism as a modern secular movement that privileges animals over people. Yet the movement's roots are deeply tied to the nation's history of religious  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Davis, Janet M.
The gospel of kindness
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
xiii, 302 Seiten
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Davis
ISBN: 9780199733156 0199733155 9780190609030 0190609036
OCLC Number: 965123214
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource : Illustrationen.
Responsibility: Janet M. Davis.

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THE GOSPEL OF KINDNESS explores the historical significance of the American animal welfare movement at home and overseas from the Second Great Awakening to the Second World War. Focused on laboring  Read more...

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"Enrich[es] our understandings of human-animal relations in American history, as well as force[s] us to revisit and reconsider larger historiographical assumptions about agency and Read more...

 
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