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Animal City: The Domestication of America

Thomas Almeroth-Williams reviews an “insightful study” which, in 2020, is “all the more powerful in the wake of events which expose myriad failings of government, regulation, public health, policing and justice; the far-reaching effects of social inequality; and alarming global developments in human–animal relations.”

Wem & Myddle, then and again

Peter Edwards highlights the richness that eye-witness accounts can bring to the field of local history in this review of two works tracing the ‘relationship between market towns and their rural hinterlands’.

The Global History of Organic Farming

Paul Brassley believes this book adds little to our knowledge of the history of organic farming in the UK that cannot already be found elsewhere.