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McShane, Clay
The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century / Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, c2007
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Subject(s) Draft horses -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Urban animals -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xi, 242 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-233) and index
Contents Introduction: Thinking about horses -- Markets: The urban horse as a commodity -- Regulation: controlling horses and their humans -- Powering urban transit -- The horse and leisure: serving the needs of different urban social groups -- Stables and the built environment -- Nutrition: feeding the urban horse -- Health: equine disease and mortality -- the decline and persistence of the urban horse -- Epilogue: the horse, the car, and the city
Series Animals, history, culture
Alternate Author Tarr, Joel A. (Joel Arthur), 1934-

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