ISBN-10:
0674031296
ISBN-13:
2900674031295
Pub. Date:
11/30/2008
Publisher:
Harvard
Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America

Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America

by Ann Norton Greene

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900674031295
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Ann Norton Greene is a Lecturer and Administrator in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Why Horses
  • 2. A Landscape for Horses
  • 3. Remaking Horses
  • 4. Civil War Horses
  • 5. Horses as Industrial Workers
  • 6. Studying Horses
  • 7. From Horse Powered to Horseless
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Horse Population and Power
  • Notes
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

Horses At Work is an important contribution to the histories of both urban and rural America. Greene's deep understanding of the animals themselves adds a crucial dimension to the fascinating story she tells.

Katherine C. Grier

Horses At Work is an important contribution to the histories of both urban and rural America. Greene's deep understanding of the animals themselves adds a crucial dimension to the fascinating story she tells.

Katherine C. Grier, University of Delaware

Susan D. Jones

A lively parade of horses and the people who worked with them fills this rich portrait of living things functioning as machines. By focusing on horsepower and horse culture as energy technologies, Greene tells a fresh and fascinating story.
Susan D. Jones, University of Minnesota

Joel A. Tarr

An exceptional book that helps us understand the full dimensions of the working horse's contributions to American society.
Joel A. Tarr, co-author, The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the 19th Century

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