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The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Susan J. Pearson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1877, the American Humane Society was formed as the national organization for animal and child protection. Thirty years later, there were 354 anticruelty organizations chartered in the United ... More


From Dog Eaters to Mule Beaters: Representing the Accused as Alien Other

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores how acts of animal kindness and cruelty were markers of American belonging and exclusion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Journalists, SPCA officers, the ... More


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