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How America eats : a social history of U.S. food and culture

Author: Jennifer Jensen Wallach
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2013.
Series: American ways series.
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This work, written by a food and social historian sheds a new and interesting light on American history by way of the dinner table. It is, at once, a study of America's diverse culinary history and a look at the country's unique and unprecedented journey to the present day. While undeniably a "melting pot" of different cultures and cuisines, America's food habits have been shaped as much by technological innovations  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Jensen Wallach
ISBN: 9781442208742 1442208740 9781442208759 1442208759
OCLC Number: 794361344
Description: xv, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The cuisine of contact --
Food and the founding --
Foodways in an era of expansion and immigration --
Technology and taste --
Gender and the American appetite --
The pious or patriotic stomach --
Food habits and racial thinking --
The politics of food.
Series Title: American ways series.
Responsibility: Jennifer Jensen Wallach.

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How America Eats: A Social History of US Food and Culture tells the story of America by examining American eating habits, and illustrates the many ways in which competing cultures, conquests and  Read more...

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This short but effective overview of US food history provides a synthesis of the growing scholarship about eating and culture. Beginning with Columbian-era practices and concluding with a discussion Read more...

 
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