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The Perfect Fence

Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire

The Perfect Fence( )
Author: Bennett, Lyn Ellen
Abbott, Scott
Series title:Connecting the Greater West Ser.
ISBN:978-1-62349-582-4
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

Barbed wire is made of two strands of galvanized steel wire twisted together for strength and to hold sharp barbs in place. As creative advertisers sought ways to make an inherently dangerous product attractive to customers concerned about the welfare of their livestock, and as barbed wire became commonplace on battlefields and in concentration camps, the fence accrued a fascinating and troubling range of meanings beyond the material facts of its construction. In...
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