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

Author: Janet M Davis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Davis
ISBN: 9780199733156 0199733155
OCLC Number: 955137859
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 302 pages. : illustrations. ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Chapter One: "A righteous man regards the life of his beast": The Roots of the Gospel of Kindness in the Second Great Awakening and Antebellum ReformChapter Two: "A World of Kindness is a Copy of Heaven": Animals, Moral Uplift, and the Woman's Christian Temperance UnionChapter Three: From Dog Eaters to Mule Beaters: Representing the Accused as Alien OtherChapter Four: An Empire of Kindness: American Animal Welfare Policy and MoralExpansionism OverseasChapter Five: "A Country Rich in Cattle": Gospels of Kindness in Colonial South Asia Chapter Six: "So Thoroughly Un-American": Making Historical Sense of the BullfightConclusionNotesIndex
Responsibility: Janet M. Davis.

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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 causation... Read more...

 
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