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The early American table : food and society in the new world

Author: Trudy Eden
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration in the history of biopolitics which offers a study of the ways in which English colonists in North America incorporated the "you are what you eat" philosophy into their conception of themselves and their proper place in society.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trudy Eden
ISBN: 9780875803838 0875803830
OCLC Number: 743395094
Description: x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Individual Golden Mean --
The Humoral Body --
The Humoral Society --
Secure People and Societies --
Insecurity and the Common Kettle --
The Social Golden Mean --
The Mechanical Body --
American Icons --
Which Golden Mean? --
A Mechanical Society --
The Yeoman Farmer --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Trudy Eden.
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An original contribution to several fields of early American history and of British history too. David Fahey, Miami University, Ohio A fascinating study. Hilda Smith, University of Cincinnati"A Read more...

 
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