Pets in America: A History

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UNC Press Books, 2006 - Pets - 377 pages
Entertaining and informative, Pets in America is a portrait of Americans' relationships with the cats, dogs, birds, fishes, rodents, and other animals we call our own. More than 60 percent of U.S. households have pets, and America grows more pet-fr
 

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Grier (material culture studies, Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Lib., Univ. of Delaware) begins her history of pets in America by sharing her personal history, including, appropriately enough, the fact ... Read full review

Contents

A Natural History of Pets
19
At Home with Animals
58
The Life and Death of Ponto
113
The Bunnies States of America
115
The Domestic Ethnic of Kindness to Animals
127
The Edges of Pet Keeping and Its Dilemmas
182
A Pet in Every Home
231
Buying for Your Best Friend
272
One View on Pets in Modern America
314
Notes
321
Index
365
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Katherine C. Grier is professor of material culture studies, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library and the University of Delaware. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware, and Onancock, Virginia, with her husband, two cats, and two dogs.

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