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Salon: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Ocean State?

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Presented by Providence Athenaeum at Providence Athenaeum, Providence RI

Apr 14 2017
Salon: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Ocean State?

In 19th century England, Providence’s global reach was attested by its literary output. Yet for many in India, the city’s reach was experienced unknowingly through its chickens. Architectural historian Ijlal Muzaffar will explore how and why the Rhode Island Red was known as the “local chicken” in his great-grandmother’s village in the middle of the Sindh desert in Southwest India (in what now is Pakistan) in 1898. Why, and how did the chicken cross the ocean? Was this simply an

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