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Dog's History of America How Our Best Friend Explored, Conquered, and Settled a Continent

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ISBN-10: 0865476314

ISBN-13: 9780865476318

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mark Derr

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Wherever humans have gone in the New World, dogs have been their companions, from the time people crossed the Bering Land Bridge some twenty thousand years ago. In this remarkable history of the interaction between humans and dogs, Mark Derr looks at the ways in which we have used canines-as sled dogs and sheepdogs, hounds and Seeing Eye dogs, guard dogs, show dogs, and bomb-sniffing dogs-as he tracks changes in American culture and society. From the Spanish conquest of the Americas to the English colonial period, from the age of revolution to slavery, from World War II to the Vietnam War, Derr weaves a remarkable tapestry of heroism, betrayal, tragedy, kindness, abuse, and unique…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Mark Derr moved to Florida with his family at age six; his interest in the state's history and ecology dates back to the late 1960s, when he watched the landscape around Winter Park change with the construction of Walt Disney World. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dog's Best Friend, and his articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach.

Preface
First People and Dogs Settle the New World and Finally Are Lost: Reassembling the Scant Bits and Pieces of the Vanished
Deadly Encounters: Dogs of Mayhem and Slaughter Take the New World for Spain
The English Take Hold, Spread Out
Washington, Lafayette, and Jefferson Make Revolution and Hunt for Dogs. The Sagacious Dog Appears. What's a Man to Do Without His Hounds and Sheepdogs?
Crossing the Great Divide: Travels with Dog
Moving On: Coast to Coast and In Between
Polar Opposites: North-South, City-Country, Rich-Poor, Black-White, Purebred-Cur, and the War Between the States
Fights Indians; Runs with Dogs: The Domestication of the West Through Extermination
Don't Fence Me In: Seeking New Frontiers When the Old One Closes
Civilizing the Dog but Forgetting the Man: Obedience in a World Gone Mad
Twenties Roar, Thirties Crash and Rumble: The Nation Falls into Depression. Dogs Work, Prance, Preen. Race Is the Thing
World on Fire: Hot War, Cold War, Race War, Guerrilla War-Peace
The Good, the Bad, and the Dog; or, New Games for Old Talents, Plus a Lingering Question. What Is the Dog?
Notes
Acknowledgments