In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America (eAudiobook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America

Author: Maureen Ogle
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English
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This book relates the untold story of how meat made America. The moment European settlers arrived in North America, they began transforming the land into a meat-eater's paradise. Long before revolution turned colonies into nation, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide: an average European was lucky to see meat once a week, while even a poor American man put away about  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Ogle
ISBN: 0151013403 9780151013401
OCLC Number: 956322625
Notes: This recording contains program announcements from a broadcast of Minnesota Radio Talking Book.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Details: DAISY Digital Talking Book.
Contents: Carnivore America --
"We Are Here to Make Money" --
The (High) Price of Success --
Factories, Farmers, and Chickens --
"How Can We Go Wrong?" --
The Vacuum at the Top --
The Doubters' Crusade --
Utopian Visions, Red Tape Reality.
Responsibility: Maureen Ogle.

Abstract:

This book relates the untold story of how meat made America. The moment European settlers arrived in North America, they began transforming the land into a meat-eater's paradise. Long before revolution turned colonies into nation, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide: an average European was lucky to see meat once a week, while even a poor American man put away about two hundred pounds a year. Here the author guides us from that colonial paradise through the urban meat-making factories of the nineteenth century to the hyperefficient packing plants of the late twentieth century. From Swift and Armour to Tyson, Cargill, and ConAgra. From the 1880s cattle bonanza to 1980s feedlots. From agribusiness to today's "local" meat suppliers and organic countercuisine. Along the way, she explains how Americans' carnivorous demands shaped urban landscapes, Midwestern prairies, and Western ranges, and how the American system of meat making became a source of both pride and controversy. -- From book jacket

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