American West

Ahmad to discuss Missouri animals, Overland Trails

Posted by on July 7, 2021

Join the Rolla Public Library for Dr. Diana Ahmad’s talk titled “Missouri Animals and the Overland Trails” 5-6 p.m. Monday, July 19, via the library’s Facebook page. Watch live and chat your questions.

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The U.S. has beef with its history

Posted by on July 6, 2021

In her new book, Cattle Country: Livestock in the Cultural Imagination, Dr. Kathryn Dolan examines beef and cattle production in 19th-century America. Her research shows the cow emerging as the nation’s representative food animal, earning it a role in many works of literature of the day.

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