Podcast: American Beef Economy of late 19th century

A 49 minute podcast interview with Joshua Specht, author of Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beed Changed America. Specht describes the entire “beef economy” of the nineteenth century–from the seizing of ranch land from Plains Indians, to the dining room tables of New York and Indiana. Along the way he touches not only on cattle drives, but on feedlots, packing plants, and “beef riots” that happened in the most unusual places.

See: the Historically Thinking podcast, Episode 131