Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2023. First edition. Soft cover. 248p, many photos and old ills. from many sources. New. Item #31820
Comprehensive history of horses and mules in Charleston--as private mounts and carriage horses, in public roles (fire, police), as industrial power--as well as regulations for animals and their handlers, horse racing culture, and relevant architecture. Butler also "profiles the people who made their living with horses and mules--from drivers, grooms, and carriage makers, to farriers, veterinarians, and trainers." An informative and engaging look at how horses and mules once pervaded all aspects of urban life. The author is a Charleston historian and preservationist. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.