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The Resource A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg

A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg

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A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement
Title
A traitor to his species
Title remainder
Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Freeberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gilded Age Americans lived cheek-by-jowl with free range animals. Cities and towns teemed with milk cows in dark tenement alleys, pigs rooting through garbage in the streets, geese and chickens harried by the packs of stray dogs that roamed the 19th century city. For all of American history, animals had been a ubiquitous and seemingly inevitable part of urban life, essential to sustaining a dense human population. As that population became ever-denser, though, city dwellers were forced to consider new ways to share space with their fellow creatures - and began to fit urban animals into one of two categories: the pets they loved or the pests they exterminated. Into the fracas of the urban landscape stepped Henry Bergh, who launched a then-shocking campaign to bring rights to animals. Bergh's movement was considered wildly radical for suggesting that animals might feel pain, that they might have rights
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Freeberg, Ernest
Dewey number
  • 179.3'092
  • 179.3'092
  • 179.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergh, Henry
  • Animal rights activists
  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Animal welfare
  • Burns, Kit
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Earle, Caroline
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Society
Label
A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780465093861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780465093861
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780465093861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780465093861
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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