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The Fair Chase

The Fair Chase

The Epic Story of Hunting in America

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity

In the nineteenth century, hunting was popularized as a cure for the “softness” of urban life. The hunting code of ethics, known as fair chase, became a kind of worldview almost overnight, permanently embedding in our culture certain ideals of independence, fairness, manliness, and resourcefulness, as well as promoting the romance of the West. But hunting is also entwined with some of the more fraught aspects of American history, including the appropriation of Native American culture, egregious overhunting, Manifest Destiny, and even eugenics and Social Darwinism.

In this sweeping, empathetic, and balanced book, historian Philip Dray explores how hunting has shaped the American psyche.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / United States

On Sale: May 1st 2018

Price: $19.99

Page Count: 416

ISBN-13: 9781541616738

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