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Andrew F Smith
|Description:||295 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Lincoln's humbug of a blockade --
Scarcity and hunger --
Bread riots --
Abundance and organization --
Gibraltar of the Mississippi --
Traders or traitors? --
The Confederacy's breadbasket --
Giving thanks and no thanks --
Hard war --
|Responsibility:||Andrew F. Smith.|
The legacy of this divide lives on today. The necessity of providing food transformed local markets into large, nationalized, and industrialized food suppliers. It forced the development of the northern canning industry, solidified the celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, and forged the first truly national cuisine as emancipated slaves immigrated northward carrying the recipes and favors of the South with them. On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, culinary historian Andrew F. Smith is the first to ask, "Did hunger defeat the Confederacy?"--Jacket.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Food supply.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Blockades.
- Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Supplies and stores.
- United States. -- Army -- Supplies and stores -- History -- 19th century.
- Confederate States of America -- Economic conditions.
- Food industry and trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century.