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The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century /

by McShane, Clay; Tarr, Joel A. (Joel Arthur).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Animals, history, culture: Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011Edition: Johns Hopkins pbk. ed.Description: xi, 242 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 142140043X; 9781421400433.Subject(s): Draft horses -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Urban animals -- United States -- History -- 19th century
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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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-233) and index.

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