Driving Forward


The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900
Author: Patrick Leahy

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Driving Forward follows the rise of the horse in Douro Township in the 19th century to a place of supremacy both on the farm and on the road. Developments in horse breeding, machinery and technology allowed farms to become more profitable and road travel and transport to be quicker and more efficient. Furthermore, through the constant interaction between horses and humans vibrant working relationships were formed and the identities of both men and women were shaped. Utilizing a farmer’s diaries, municipal records, census data, and photographs, this book adopts a case study approach to the horse in rural life.