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Behemoth: The History of the Elephant in America Ronald B. Tobias

Behemoth: The History of the Elephant in America

Ronald B. Tobias

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ISBN : 9780062244864
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512 pages
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In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. Theyve contributed to the national discourse on civil rights, immigration, politics,MoreIn the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. Theyve contributed to the national discourse on civil rights, immigration, politics, and capitalism. They became so deeply ingrained in the American way that they were once accorded the rights of American citizenship, including the right to vote and the right to provide testimony under oath—and they have incurred brutal punishments when convicted of human crimes.In Behemoth, Ronald B. Tobias has written the first comprehensive history of the elephant in America. As tragic as it is comic, this enthralling chronicle traces this animals indelible footprint on American culture.