George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 21, 1 June–31 July 1779. Edited by William M. Ferraro. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2012. Maps. 896 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3322-1.George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 22, 1 August–21 October 1779. Edited by Benjamin L. Huggins. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Maps. 904 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3366-5.
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Susan Nance. Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus. Animals, History, Culture Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Illustrations. viii + 294 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0829-3.
Reviewed by Thomas S. Darragh (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-USA (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair
Elephant Actors and the Circus
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