Journal of the Early Republic
The article focuses on the practices of cattle breeders in the U.S. during the 1830s. Topics discussed include the importance given to portraits of domestic animals, the links between human and animal bodily knowledge and ways that American breeders have committed themselves to British animals and British theories of heritability and taste.
Pawley, Emily. "The Point of Perfection: Cattle Portraiture, Bloodlines, and the Meaning of Breeding, 1760-1860." Journal of the Early Republic 36 (2016): 37-72.