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Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

James L. Hevia

Abstract

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare examines the use of camels, mules, and donkeys in British colonial campaigns of conquest and pacification, starting with the Second Afghan War and ending in the early 1900s. Hevia explains how during past centuries a new set of human-animal relations were created as European powers and the United States expanded their colonial possessions and attempted to put local economies and ecologies in the service of resource extraction. The results had major impacts on animal and human communities alike, disrupting centuries-old ecological and economic relationships. An ... More

Keywords: military logistics, camel, development, ecology, veterinary medicine, canal colonies, post-colonial nation-state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226562148
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Hevia, author
University of Chicago