Horses at Work

Horses at Work

Harnessing Power in Industrial America

Book - 2008
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"The innovations that brought machinery to the forefront of American society made horses the prime movers of these machines for most of the nineteenth century. Mechanization actually increased the need for horsepower by expanding the range of tasks requiring it. Indeed, the single most significant energy transition of the antebellum era may have been the dramatic expansion in the use of living, breathing horses as a power technology in the development of industrial America,." -- Cover.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780674031296
Characteristics: xiv, 322 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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MarioEnriqueRiosPinot Dec 02, 2014

I've read about 50 pages so far and I find it very interesting. She looks at other animals that were domesticated and others that were not domesticable. I think this book might be a nice introduction to the history of technology. Thank you.
PS. I wonder what youtube would have on the role of the horse.

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