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Author Tobias, Ronald B., 1946-

Title Behemoth : the history of the elephant in America / Ronald B. Tobias.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    636.967 TOB    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 491 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-491).
Contents Seeing the elephant -- The unfortunate man who won an elephant in a raffle -- Race to the White House -- The voyages of Columbus -- Romeo and Juliet, an American tragedy -- Amok -- Farming with elephants -- Jumbo nation -- Jumbo saves the Brooklyn Bridge -- The skeleton and the manikin -- White elephants -- Elephant bizarre -- Born in the USA -- Matriarch -- AC/DC -- Circus day, Butte, Montana, 23 August 1900 -- Elephant baseball -- A lynching in Tennessee -- How Jumbo got his shnozz -- Secret agents -- Seeing the digital elephant.
Summary Tobias has written a comprehensive history of the elephant in America. They've contributed to the national discourse on civil rights, immigration, politics, and capitalism; and accorded the rights of American citizenship, including the right to vote and the right to provide testimony under oath. They have incurred brutal punishments when convicted of human crimes.As tragic as it is comic, Tobias traces this animal's indelible footprint on American culture.
Subject Captive elephants -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780062244857

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