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The Resource The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century, Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, (electronic resource)

The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century, Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, (electronic resource)

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The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century
Title
The horse in the city
Title remainder
living machines in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the horses were housed and fed and how workers bred, trained, marketed, and employed their four-legged assets. Not omitting the problems of waste removal and corpse disposal, they touch on the municipal challenges of maintaining a safe and productive living environment for both horses and people and the rise of organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In addition to providing an insightful account of life and work in nineteenth-century urban America, The Horse in the City brings us to a richer understanding of how the animal fared in this unnatural and presumably uncomfortable setting.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McShane, Clay
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF311.3.U6
NAL item number
M37 2007
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
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  • Tarr, Joel A.
  • Project Muse
Series statement
  • Animals, history, culture
  • Project Muse eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Draft horses
  • Urban animals
Label
The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century, Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/3324
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ybp3043965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 242 pages, [18] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781421400433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446031
Label
The horse in the city : living machines in the nineteenth century, Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/3324
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ybp3043965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 242 pages, [18] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781421400433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446031

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