Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

by Mark Essig

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465052745
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 832,149
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author


Mark Essig holds a PhD in US History from Cornell and is the author of Edison and the Electric Chair. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents


Prologue. The Magical Animal

One. Keep it Simple

Two. Out of the Wild

Three. “The Pig is Impure”

Four. “Of Their Flesh Shall Ye Not Eat”

Five. “Monstrosities of Luxury”

Six. The Forest Pig

Seven. “Swine Eat Things Clean and Unclean”

Eight. “The Husbandman’s Best Scavenger”

Nine. “All the Mountains Swarmed with Them”

Ten. “A Great Unkindness for our Swine”

Eleven. “The Benevolent Tyranny of the Pig”

Twelve. “Twenty Bushels of Corn on Four Legs”

Thirteen. “The Republic of Porkdom”

Fourteen. “A Swinish Multitude”

Fifteen. “A Growing Prejudice Against Pork”

Sixteen. “The Other White Meat”

Seventeen. Vices

Eighteen. “Back to the Start”

Epilogue. Virtuous Carnivores

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