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An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River

An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River (Hardback)

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The Cape Fear River runs through Bladen County, North Carolina, population 33,000. On its western bank, in the town of Tar Heel, sits the largest slaughterhouse in the world. Deep below the slaughterhouse, one may find the arrowheads of Siouan-speaking peoples who roamed there for a millennium. Nearer the surface is evidence of slaves who laboured there for a century. And now, the slaughterhouse kills the population of Bladen County, in hogs, every day. In this remarkable account, Wise traces the history of today's deadly harvest. From the colonies to the slave trade, from the artificial conception and unrecorded death of one single pig to the surreal science of the pork industry,whose workers continue the centuries of oppression,he unveils a portrait of this nation through the lives of its most vulnerable. His explorations ultimately lead to hope from a most unlikely source: the Baptist clergy, a voice in this wilderness proclaiming a new view of creation.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesAnimals & society Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 24/03/2009 ISBN-13: 9780306814754  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Steven M. Wise, Esq., has taught at the Harvard, Vermont, and John Marshall law schools and has practiced animal protection litigation since 1982. He is the author of Rattling the Cage, Drawing the Line, and Though the Heavens May Fall. He lives in Coral Springs, Florida.

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