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The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century

By: McShane, Clay

Price: $32.95

Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 400433

ISBN: 142140043X


The nineteenth century was the golden age of the horse. In urban America, the indispensable horse provided the power for not only vehicles that moved freight, transported passengers, and fought fires but also equipment in breweries, mills, foundries, and machine shops.Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, prominent scholars of American urban life, here explore the critical role that the horse played in the growing nineteenth-century metropolis. Using such diverse sources as veterinary manuals, stable periodicals, teamster magazines, city newspapers, and agricultural yearbooks, they examine how ... View more info