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9/27 - A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES by Ernest Freeberg

Union Ave Books welcomes Ernest Freeberg to present his newest book A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES. This free virtual event takes place on  September 27th @ 2pm (Eastern) on Zoom, send an RSVP to RSVP@unionavebooks.com to attend. Please include the the title of the book A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES in the subject line. We will send the zoom link the day of the event. 

Pre-order A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES here: https://unionavebooks.indielite.org/book/9780465093861

DESCRIPTION


From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals.

In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man and beast alike. The industrial city brought suffering, but it also inspired a compassion for animals that fueled a controversial anti-cruelty movement. From the center of these debates, Henry Bergh launched a shocking campaign to grant rights to animals.

A Traitor to His Species is revelatory social history, awash with colorful characters. Cheered on by thousands of men and women who joined his cause, Bergh fought with robber barons, Five Points gangs, and legendary impresario P.T. Barnum, as they pushed for new laws to protect trolley horses, livestock, stray dogs, and other animals.

Raucous and entertaining, A Traitor to His Species tells the story of a remarkable man who gave voice to the voiceless and shaped our modern relationship with animals.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Ernest Freeberg is a distinguished professor of humanities and head of the history department at the University of Tennessee. He has authored three award-winning books, including The Age of Edison. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
Address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Books: 
A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465093861
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - September 22nd, 2020

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