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 throughout the nice melancholy, due to federal courses that enabled neighborhood governments to construct new zoological parks, entire entire ones, and rework outmoded amenities. This historic textual content examines group leaders’ profitable advocacy for zoo development within the context of poverty and frequent discomfort, arguing that they supplied employment, influenced tourism, and democratized relaxation. Of specific curiosity is the increase of the zoo expert, which prepared the ground for technological know-how and conservation agendas. The textual content explores the recent Deal’s profound influence on zoos and animal welfare and the legacy of its courses in zoos today.

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