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Description - An American Trilogy by Steven Wise

The Cape Fear River runs through Bladen County, North Carolina, population 33,000. On its western bank, in the town of Tar Heel, sits the largest slaughterhouse in the world. Deep below the slaughterhouse, one may find the arrowheads of Siouan-speaking peoples who roamed there for a millennium. Nearer the surface is evidence of slaves who labored there for a century. And now, the slaughterhouse kills the population of Bladen County, in hogs, every day. In this remarkable account, Wise traces the history of todays deadly harvest. From the colonies to the slave trade, from the artificial conception and unrecorded death of one single pig to the surreal science of the pork industrywhose workers continue the centuries of oppressionhe unveils a portrait of this nation through the lives of its most vulnerable. His explorations ultimately lead to hope from a most unlikely source: the Baptist clergy, a voice in this wilderness proclaiming a new view of creation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306814754
ISBN-10: 0306814757
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Wise

Steven M. Wise, Esq., has taught at the Harvard, Vermont, and John Marshall law schools and has practiced animal protection litigation since 1982. He is the author of Rattling the Cage, Drawing the Line, and Though the Heavens May Fall. He lives in Coral Springs, Florida.

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