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Inquiry welcomes back KATHERINE C. GRIER, professor of material culture studies, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. Tonight we continue our discussion of Grier’s landmark book PETS IN AMERICA: A HISTORY, looking at how 19th Century religious and philosophical ideas of domesticity, kindness and gentility to people forever changed the way Americans looked at the dogs and cats that also lived in their homes.