People have long been fascinated by the American alligator. Ever since humans arrived on the continent more than 15,000 years ago, the American alligator has been both feared and revered, celebrated and scorned, and often hunted for food and hide. In America’s Alligator, a new book published by Lyons Press, author Doug Alderson examines the colorful and sometimes conflicted relationship our species has had with Alligator mississippiensis.
Join Doug for a conversation on his book, exploring our country’s rich alligator mythology and how it has inspired various forms of art, stories, photography, tourism and even humor. This event will be presented via Zoom, with time for questions at the end.