The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, 1800-1900

The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, 1800-1900

by Rebecca J. H. Woods

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ISBN-13: 9781469634678
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Series: Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 29 MB
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Rebecca J. H. Woods is assistant professor of history at the University of Toronto.

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Combining careful exposition with lively anecdotes, Woods has given us a fascinating and sustained discussion of the ideas surrounding livestock breeding as herds and flocks proliferated around the British Empire and became the base for major settler enterprises. Her approach is instructive for understanding imperial networks and their implications for today's globalized world.--William Beinart, University of Oxford

With incredible reach, Woods brings together a diverse group of fields--from natural history to the economics of empire to the study of mechanical refrigeration and shipping--to reveal the long and complex relationship between livestock and place and what it means to call particular breeds 'native.'--Thomas R. Dunlap, author of In the Field, Among the Feathered

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