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The Rights of the DefenselessProtecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America$
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Susan J. Pearson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226652016

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.001.0001

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“The Dove Has Claws”: Sympathy and State Power

“The Dove Has Claws”: Sympathy and State Power

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(p.137) Chapter Four “The Dove Has Claws”: Sympathy and State Power
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The Rights of the Defenseless
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0005

This chapter focuses on humane societies' creation of a private charity endowed with public powers in the U.S. It explains this hybrid organization combined moral suasion with police and highlights the increasing willingness of anticruelty societies to arrest recalcitrant cruelists. This chapter suggests that the combination of moral authority and state power helped reshape humanitarianism and inspired postbellum transformations in governance.

Keywords:   human societies, private charity, public power, U.S., moral suasion, police, moral authority, state power, humanitarianism, governance

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