New PDF release: American Appetites: A Documentary Reader (Food and Foodways)

By Jennifer Jensen Wallach,Lindsey R. Swindall

ISBN-10: 155728668X

ISBN-13: 9781557286680

Designed to attract scholars of heritage and foodies alike, American Appetites, the 1st ebook within the collage of Arkansas Press’s new nutrients and Foodways sequence, brings jointly compelling firsthand testimony describing the nation’s collective consuming behavior all through time. starting with local American folktales that record foundational nutrients behavior and finishing with modern discussions approximately the way to receive enough, healthy, and moral nutrition, this quantity finds that the search for foodstuff has continuously been approximately greater than actual nourishment, demonstrating altering attitudes approximately matters starting from patriotism and gender to know-how and race. Readers will event vicariously starvation and satiation, culinary excitement and gustatory misery from views as diverse as these of enslaved Africans, nineteenth-century socialites, battle-weary squaddies, impoverished immigrants, and trendy politicians. despite their prestige or the peculiarities in their ancient second, the american citizens whose tales are captured the following show that U.S. heritage can't be understood except an exam of what drives and what feeds the yankee appetite.

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