“Chickens become America’s new pet of choice during the pandemic,” the Washington Times headline reads. And Professor of History Paul Josephson’s new book, Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory, is featured prominently in the story.
“Chickens have millennia-long proximity to humans. Chickens, like dogs and cats, have lived with us in our houses, huts and barns, outside in the yards, and nearby in the fields. They become friends and playthings, not only meat- and egg-providers. They have been the focus of music and poetry, the objects of art and sculpture and the center attention of clubs,” the Times reported, quoting from Josephson’s book.Read full article