Pets in America: A History By Katherine C. Grier

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Many of us can’t imagine life without our pet cats — but just how did pet keeping become a popular practice in the United States?

In Pets in America: A History, Katherine C. Grier examines how people developed close relationships with their pets during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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