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Animal City: The Domestication of America
Andrew Robichaud reconstructs the evolving world of nineteenth-century urban animal life—from San Francisco to Boston to New York—and reveals its importance, both then and now.
American cities were once full of animal life: cattle driven through city streets; pigs feeding on trash in public alleys and basements; cows crammed into urban feedlots; horses worked to death in the harness; dogs pulling carts and powering small machines; and wild animals peering out at human spectators from behind bars. In his new book, Andrew Robichaud (Boston University) reconstructs this evolving world of nineteenth-century urban animal life—from San Francisco to Boston to NewView more
There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members, EBT or ConnectorCare cardholders).
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There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30 PM.
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115