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Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century

Author: Helen Zoe Veit
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Zoe Veit
ISBN: 9781469607702 1469607700 9781469626475 1469626470
OCLC Number: 821067772
Awards: Short-listed for James Beard Foundation Book Awards (Reference) 2014
Description: xiii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: National willpower : American asceticism and self-government --
Eating cats and dogs to feed the world : the progressive quest for rational food --
Food will win the world : food aid and American power --
A school for wives : home economics and the modern housewife --
A corn-fed nation : race, diet, and the eugenics of nutrition --
Americanizing the American diet : immigrant cuisines and not-so-foreign foods --
The triumph of the will : the progressive body and the thin ideal.
Responsibility: Helen Zoe Veit.
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Brings together a lively primary source base with astute argumentation to create a compelling, important contribution to the study of food, health, and modernization in America.--Journal of the Read more...

 
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