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Horses in society : a story of animal breeding and marketing, 1800-1920

Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2006.
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"Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated an intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and  Read more...
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Derry, Margaret Elsinor, 1945-
Horses in society.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2007271760
(OCoLC)62535722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Elsinor Derry
ISBN: 9781442675872 144267587X
OCLC Number: 431556172
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Modern purebred breeding : a scientific or cultural method? --
2. The light horse --
3. The heavy horse --
4. The farmer's horse --
5. Finding horses for the British army --
6. American horses and war : a national and international issue --
7. Canada's equine war effort : a story of conflicting interests --
8. Understanding heredity : the 1890 report of the British Royal Commission on horse breeding --
9. Producing better horses in the United States : attempts to control fraudulent activity and market share --
10. The Canadian experience in horse regulation : continental and national concerns --
11. Aspects of a pervasive horse culture in society --
12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Margaret E. Derry.
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Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.  Read more...

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