Chapter 30. Captivating Animals: Science and Spectacle in Early American Natural Histories

  1. Susan Castillo and
  2. Ivy Schweitzer
  1. Kathryn Napier Gray

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996416.ch31

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

How to Cite

Gray, K. N. (2005) Captivating Animals: Science and Spectacle in Early American Natural Histories, in A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America (eds S. Castillo and I. Schweitzer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996416.ch31

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405112918

Online ISBN: 9780470996416

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Keywords:

  • animals;
  • science;
  • natural histories;
  • artifacts;
  • carved crystals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Authoritative Rhetoric: Personal Testimony and the New Scientific Order

  • Animal Instincts: Christian Teleology and Tribal Ceremonies

  • Transforming Animals: Natural Spectacles and Scientific Analysis