Cattle: An Informed Social History

Cattle: An Informed Social History

by Laurie Winn Carlson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566633888
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part 1.Part of the Family
1Cows on the Ceiling5
2The Domestication of Cattle18
3Cattle and the Clan33
4Woman's Best Friend46
5Cattle Culture Comes to the Americas63
Part 2.The Business of Cattle
6From Trails to Tracks83
7The Devil's Rope104
8The Industrialization of Meat116
9Margarine: The Plastic Food134
10Free Speech and Hamburgers149
Part 3.The Good Provider
11Breeding Back the Aurochs171
12A Shot in the Arm195
13Mad at Cows211
14Carnivore Culture227
15The Milk Cow246
16Ruminations: Care and Feeding268
Acknowledgments287
Notes289
Index307

What People are Saying About This

Larry McMurtry

Far from a humdrum book about cows, this book will open even jaundiced eyes.

Julia H. Haggerty

A provocative discussion that is bound to engage readers from outside academic circles.
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Dave Howard

A fascinating historical description of how cattle have shaped our human history.
Washington State Grange News

Larry McMurtry

Far from a humdrum book about cows, this book will open even jaundiced eyes.

Linda M. Hasselstrom

Balanced, intelligent, and seasoned with telling anecdotes.
— author of Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains.

Samuel S. Epstein

This is the first book of its kind and well deserves to be widely read.
— Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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