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The fair chase : the epic story of hunting in America

by Dray, Philip,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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CLP - Brookline Non-Fiction Collection SK41.D73 2018
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CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection SK41.D73 2018
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction SK41.D73 2018
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 639.1 Dra
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Summary
An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also most fraught-traditions. It was promoted in the 19th century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature and to the legacy of the country's pathfinding heroes. Fair chase, a hunting code of ethics emphasizing fairness, rugged independence, and restraint towards wildlife, emerged as a worldview and gave birth to the conservation movement. But the sport's popularity also caused class, ethnic, and racial divisions, and stirred debate about the treatment of Native Americans and the role of hunting in preparing young men for war.

This sweeping and balanced book offers a definitive account of hunting in America. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of our nation's foundational myths.
Additional Information
Subjects Hunting -- United States -- History.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-382) and index.
ISBN 9780465061723
0465061729
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