Frederick L. Brown reading - The City is More Than Human

Join us for an evening with local author Frederick L. Brown.

About the book

Animals rarely appear in urban history books. But cows, horses, pigs, and chickens, dogs and cats, salmon, beaver, cougars and other creatures have always accompanied humans on their urban journey. In Seattle and in other American cities, they played crucial roles in urban struggles over property and power. From Seattle’s founding amid existing indigenous towns in the mid-nineteenth century to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century to the pet-friendly modern city, deciding how to live in a city has always had a great deal to do with deciding how to live with urban animals.

About the author

Frederick L. Brown holds a PhD in history from the University of Washington and works as an independent historian and book indexer in Seattle. His book, The City is More Than Human, won the 2017 Hal K. Rothman book prize from the Western History Association for best new book in Western environmental history.

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Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
The City Is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle an Animal History of Seattle (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295745718
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Published: University of Washington Press - February 13th, 2019