In this episode, we’ll look at what animals reveal about economic and social divides among people, specifically the role pets have played in the gentrification of neighborhoods in Austin, Texas, and the relationship that this issue has to our beliefs about civilization and savagery.
You can learn more about Eric Tang and the East Avenue project at segregatedaustin.org. Life & Letters magazine also featured his work in a recent article, “Leaving Home: Austin’s Declining African American Population.”
In her latest book, The Gospel of Kindness, Janet M. Davis explores the broad cultural and social influence of the American animal welfare movement from the Second Great Awakening to World War II.
The Lost Museum archive provides information about P. T. Barnum’s American Museum.