American Zoos During the Depression: A New Deal for Animals by Jesse C. Donahue,Erik K. Trump

By Jesse C. Donahue,Erik K. Trump

American zoos flourished in the course of the nice melancholy, because of federal courses that enabled neighborhood governments to construct new zoological parks, whole accomplished ones, and transform outmoded amenities. This ancient textual content examines group leaders’ winning advocacy for zoo development within the context of poverty and common soreness, arguing that they supplied employment, inspired tourism, and democratized relaxation. Of specific curiosity is the increase of the zoo specialist, which prepared the ground for technological know-how and conservation agendas. The textual content explores the hot Deal’s profound impression on zoos and animal welfare and the legacy of its courses in zoos today.

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