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By Clay McShane

The 19th century used to be the golden age of the pony. In city the United States, the vital horse supplied the ability for not just cars that moved freight, transported passengers, and fought fires but in addition gear in breweries, turbines, foundries, and computing device retailers. Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr, trendy students of yankee city existence, right here discover the serious function that the pony performed within the starting to be nineteenth-century city. utilizing such different assets as veterinary manuals, good periodicals, teamster magazines, urban newspapers, and agricultural yearbooks, they study how the horses have been housed and fed and the way employees bred, informed, advertised, and hired their four-legged resources. now not omitting the issues of waste removing and corpse disposal, they contact at the municipal demanding situations of retaining a secure and efficient residing atmosphere for either horses and folks and the increase of corporations just like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. as well as supplying an insightful account of existence and paintings in nineteenth-century city the USA, the pony within the urban brings us to a richer realizing of the way the animal fared during this unnatural and possibly uncomfortable atmosphere.

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