9780300119725

Vicious : Wolves and Men in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300119725

  • ISBN10:

    0300119720

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-11-15
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Summary

Why did Americans hate wolves for centuries? And, given the ferocity of this loathing, why are Americans now so protective of the animals? In this provocative history of wolves in Americaand of the humans who have hated and loved themJon Coleman investigates the sometimes violent and always controversial relationship between the two species. "With lively prose and copious detail (Coleman) deftly weaves together the histories of settler and lupine societies. . . . Provocative, scholarly, scholarly, and readable."Karen R. Jones,Journal of American History "Thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and well written,Viciousis a wicked good read."Andrew Kirk,Montana: The Magazine of Western History

Author Biography

Jon T. Coleman teaches history at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1(18)
PART ONE: SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Howls, Snarls, and Musket Shots: Saying ``This Is Mine'' in Colonial New England
19(18)
Beasts of Lore: How Stories Turned Fearsome Monsters into Skulking Criminals
37(15)
Wolf Bullets with Adders' Tongues: How to Kill a Wolf in Colonial New England
52(17)
PART TWO: THE NORTHEASTERN WOODLANDS
Predator to Prey: Wolves' Journey Through the Northeastern Woodlands
69(33)
Surrounded: Fear and Retribution in the Northeastern Forests
102(21)
Metaphors of Slaughter: Two Wolf Hunts
123(24)
PART THREE: THE AMERICAN WEST
A Wealth of Canines: Mormon Americans on the Great Plains
147(26)
Call It a Coyote: How to Exterminate Wolves in Colonial Utah
173(18)
PART FOUR: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Annihilation and Enlightenment: The Cultural Extinction of North American Wolves
191(34)
Reintroduction 225(12)
Notes 237(30)
Index 267

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