Oswald, John

About the author: Jason Hribal is researching the history of animals while working on his PhD in history at the University of Toledo.

Cry of Nature or an Appeal to Mercy and to Justice on Behalf of the Persecuted Animals Edited and with an Introduction by Jason Hribal
2001 0-7734-7668-7
Originally published in 1791, John Oswald’s seminal work is a cry itself, its grammar often in the vocative case, its language sometimes bursting into poetic meter. Oswald was a journalist, a revolutionary, a soldier, a world-wide traveler. He links the destruction of animals to the economic expansion of Europe. The chapters focus on John and the resistance movement to nascent land, the rise of commercial agriculture, and the growth of industrialization during the 17th and 18th centuries in England