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Snakes in American culture : a hisstory

Author: Jesse Donahue; Conor Shaw-Draves
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing primarily on American culture and history from the 1800s, this study draws on a wide range of sources--including newspaper archives, medical journals, and archives from the Smithsonian Institute--to examine the complex relationship between snakes and humans"--
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Donahue, Jesse.
Snakes in American culture.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2019]
(DLC) 2018058333
(OCoLC)1078971465
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Donahue; Conor Shaw-Draves
ISBN: 9781476634531 147663453X
OCLC Number: 1084268834
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface: Dangerous Neighbors / by Jesse C. Donahue --
1. Bitten: Poor Americans and Snakes --
2. Cures: The Strange and Often Painful Treatment for Snakebite Before American Antivenin --
3. Antivenin: Bringing the Real Cure to the United States --
4. On Stage: Traveling Acts, Circuses and Zoos --
5. On Screen: Snakes in the Movies, Reality Television and Documentaries --
6. In Jesus' Name: Holiness and the Handling of Serpents --
Conclusion: Has Anything Changed?
Responsibility: Jesse C. Donahue and Conor Shaw-Draves.

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"From Adam and Eve to Snakes on a Plane and countless other cultural motifs that feed our fears, the lowly snake has long repulsed and fascinated us. Why so? Donahue and Shaw-Draves lend some insight Read more...

 
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