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;LKJHGFDSLJHGFDGDSTRKJFGVBDSFGTJTDFGVSADAAS DGREYFDHFGJNHGKKKKKH,JHBMNBNS Book review: ‘Butterfly People: An  American Encounter With the Beauty  of the World,’ by William Leach From "Butterfly People," by William Leach: "This plate shows many underwing moth species, all drawn and colored by Herman Strecker. ... These were published in Strecker's "Lepidoptera" (1878). When William Leach was 9 years old, his father asked him one day if he knew what a butterfly net was. He did. “Well, good,” his father said. “I’ve made a net for you. Go out and catch some.” That simple gift provided young William with years of pleasure and launched his career path — not as a lepidopterist or entomologist, but as a history professor and author of this surprising book, which examines American history and culture through the unlikely lens of butterfly people. Butterfly collectors are often seen today as figures of gentle fun, say in New Yorker cartoons, tripping through fields, waving nets in pursuit of some flittering rarity. But for much of our history, chasing, collecting, trading, buying
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  • Winter '17
  • Lepidoptera, Moth, William Leach, butterfly people

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