Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2001


Published in Great Plains Research 11:2 (Fall 2001). Copyright © 2001 Center for Great Plains Studies.


This book is "an attempt to track moral and practical connections among disparate things" concerning pigs, as Richard Horwitz finally points out in the last chapter. The first part dabbles with the role of pigs in American culture, but the author moves quickly to his personal experiences as a college professor with a part-time job on a hog farm, leading up to a key event in the book-an eyewitness account of a transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) outbreak on a hog farm.