Brown Bag History on the Hoof: New Perspectives on Animal Research during the Civil War Era 23 August 2019.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM David J. Gerleman, George Mason University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Brown_Bags//mha_vol08_p39_work_lg.jpg

The Civil War affected America’s farmers in profound ways and especially the horse, cattle, and dairy industries. Modern civilization’s reliance on the combustion engine has rendered fully comprehending of those changes increasingly difficult. This talk will provide an overview of the changing husbandry and care practices of America’s livestock industry from the 1850s through war’s end in 1865.