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Introduction

Morrison Adrian R.

in An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian's Reflections on the Animal Rights & Welfare Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195374445
eISBN:
9780199847938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374445.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A very negative series of events in the author's life resulted in the writing of this book. Out of these experiences arose the desire to tell a story about the animal rights issue—a story that goes ... More


“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”: The Roots of the Gospel of Kindness in the Second Great Awakening and Antebellum Reform

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/9780199733156.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency, which ... More


“A World of Kindness Is a Copy of Heaven”: Animals, Moral Uplift, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

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/9780199733156.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines women’s animal advocacy through the lens of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. As part of her “Do Everything” policy, WCTU president Frances Willard created the Department ... More


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