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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals. In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man and beast alike. The industrial city brought suffering, but it also inspired a compassion for animals that fueled a controversial anti-cruelty movement. From the center of these debates, Henry Bergh launched a shocking campaign to grant rights to animals. A Traitor to His Species is revelatory social history, awash with colorful characters. Cheered on by thousands of men and women who joined his cause, Bergh fought with robber barons, Five Points gangs, and legendary impresario P.T. Barnum, as they pushed for new laws to protect trolley horses, livestock, stray dogs, and other animals. Raucous and entertaining, A Traitor to His Species tells the story of a remarkable man who gave voice to the voiceless and shaped our modern relationship with animals
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeberg, Ernest
Dewey number
179.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergh, Henry
  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Animal rights activists
  • Biography
  • Animal welfare
Label
A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A new form of goodness -- Something bold and outrageous -- The riddle of the nineteenth century -- A radical gospel of kindness -- Horse trolley -- Barnum and Bergh -- Beneath the struggling beasts: Henry Bergh and Kit Burns -- America's first energy crisis -- The movement grows -- Market murder -- Civilized slaughter -- Genteel ruffians -- The war on dogs -- Bergh's perverted philanthropy challenged -- What about cruelty to humans? -- Animals as spectacle -- Legacy
Control code
000068246248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780465093861
Lccn
2020939605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1135615695
Label
A traitor to his species : Henry Bergh and the birth of the animal rights movement, Ernest Freeberg
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A new form of goodness -- Something bold and outrageous -- The riddle of the nineteenth century -- A radical gospel of kindness -- Horse trolley -- Barnum and Bergh -- Beneath the struggling beasts: Henry Bergh and Kit Burns -- America's first energy crisis -- The movement grows -- Market murder -- Civilized slaughter -- Genteel ruffians -- The war on dogs -- Bergh's perverted philanthropy challenged -- What about cruelty to humans? -- Animals as spectacle -- Legacy
Control code
000068246248
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780465093861
Lccn
2020939605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1135615695

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