Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Empathy, Education, Entertainment, Hardback Book

Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Empathy, Education, Entertainment Hardback

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Exotic animals were coveted commodities in nineteenth-century Britain.

Spectators flocked to zoos and menageries to see female lion tamers and hungry hippos.

Helen Cowie examines zoos and travelling menageries in the period 1800-1880, using animal exhibitions to examine issues of class, gender, imperial culture and animal welfare.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 265 pages, IX, 265 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animal spectacles
  • ISBN: 9781137384430

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