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Author Glasgow, Vaughn L.

Title A social history of the American alligator : the earth trembles with his thunder / Vaughn L. Glasgow.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991.


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  597.98 GLASGOW    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index.
Contents Lost in the myths of time: American alligator legends / The great age of discovery: Or how to tell an alligator from a crocodile in sixty-five easy lessons / "You are old, Father William...": Ancient and Chinese alligators / The gray-green badge of courage: Symbolic alligators / Many are the uses of adversity: Earliest alligator applications / Silk purses from swamp sow's ears: The first century of alligator tanning / Working for the Yankee dollar: The alligator becomes a tourist attraction / Let me entertain you (and we'll have a real good time): The alligator makes a public spectacle of itself / All that jazz: The alligator takes a sentimental journey from song to silver screen / Sue the bastards!: The alligator's day(s) in court / By the dawn's early light: The American alligator hunt / The great age of discovery, part II: How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm? / Alligator, Inc.: Saurians in business / Gimme some skin: Modern alligator tanning / Pennies from heaven: Alligator economics / The eyes of the beholder: Artists and alligators.
Subject Alligators -- United States -- Folklore.
Alligators -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0312062877 : $29.95
0312062885 limited ed. $75.00
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