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Hunger : a modern history

Author: James Vernon
Publisher: London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the  Read more...
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History
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Vernon, James.
Hunger.
London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007017979
(OCoLC)124031871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Vernon
ISBN: 9780674044678 0674044673
OCLC Number: 432671585
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Hunger and the making of the modern world --
The humanitarian discovery of hunger --
Hunger as political critique --
The science and calculation of hunger --
Hungry England and planning for a world of plenty --
Collective feeding and the welfare of society --
You are what you eat : educating the citizen as consumer --
Remembering hunger : the script of British social democracy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: James Vernon.
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