Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Author(s): 
Cowie, Helen
ISBN: 
9781137384430
Date published: 
June 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Exotic animals were coveted commodities in nineteenth-century Britain. Spectators flocked to zoos and menageries to see female lion tamers and hungry hippos. Helen Cowie examines zoos and travelling menageries in the period 1800-1880, using animal exhibitions to examine issues of class, gender, imperial culture and animal welfare.