Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by National Archives and Records Administration
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 336-5115
The City is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle
It’s easy to get wrapped up in human histories, but author Frederick L. Brown has reminded us that animals are a big part of an area’s history as well. Please join us for our next member meeting when Fred discusses his recent book “The City is More Than Human” and illustrates that point with images of how animals, especially livestock and pets, have shaped Seattle’s history.
In 2017, that unique look at Seattle history won Fred AKCHO’s Virginia Marie Folkins Award, as well as the Western History Association’s Hal K. Rothman Award for best Western environmental history. Years of research went into the book, which is based on Fred’s 2010 University of Washington PhD dissertation. Members will get a chance to ask Fred about his research methods and his thoughts on what types of histories make for a good book. (more…)