Joshua Specht
Continuing Lecturer of History, Monash University

Joshua Specht is a continuing lecturer of history at Monash University in Melbourne. He is the author of Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America (2019).

Written by Joshua Specht

Roping calves, Paradise Valley, Nevada, in 1979. Photo by Carl Fleischhauer/Library of Congress

Essay/
Animals and humans
American bull

The story of American beef is like the story of the nation as a whole: a mashup of history and myth, bloody and contested

Joshua Specht