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Marjorie Spiegel The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery [Book] PDF

Marjorie Spiegel
The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery
[Book] PDF


      The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery

Spiegel, executive director of the Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness, has revised her 1989 book to present an in depth exploration of the similarities between the violence humans have wrought against other humans and our culture s treatment of animals Using considerable scholarship, she makes a strong case for links between white oppression of black slaves Spiegel, executive director of the Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness, has revised her 1989 book to present an in depth exploration of the similarities between the violence humans have wrought against other humans and our culture s treatment of animals Using considerable scholarship, she makes a strong case for links between white oppression of black slaves and human oppression of animals Her thesis is not that the oppressions suffered by black people and animals have taken identical forms but that they share the same relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed These comparisons include the brandings and auctions of both slaves and animals, the hideous means of transport slave ships, truckloads of cattle , and the tearing of offspring from their mothers Her illustrative juxtapositions are graphic, e.g., a photograph of a chimpanzee in a syphilis experiment beside a photo of a black man in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study As Alice Walker writes in the preface, This powerful bookwill take a lifetime to forget Chilling yet enlightening, this provocative book is vitally important in our efforts to understand the roots of individual and societal violence

Title : The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery
Author :  Marjorie Spiegel
Language : English
Isbn : 0865711410
Format : Paperback
Pages : 128 pages

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