American Appetites: A Documentary Reader (Food and Foodways) - download pdf or read online

By Jennifer Jensen Wallach,Lindsey R. Swindall

ISBN-10: 155728668X

ISBN-13: 9781557286680

Designed to entice scholars of heritage and foodies alike, American Appetites, the 1st booklet 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 rfile foundational nutrition conduct and finishing with modern discussions approximately the way to receive sufficient, healthy, and moral foodstuff, this quantity unearths that the hunt for foodstuff has constantly been approximately greater than actual nourishment, demonstrating altering attitudes approximately concerns starting from patriotism and gender to expertise and race. Readers will event vicariously starvation and satiation, culinary excitement and gustatory misery from views as diversified as these of enslaved Africans, nineteenth-century socialites, battle-weary infantrymen, impoverished immigrants, and well-known politicians. despite their prestige or the peculiarities in their ancient second, the american citizens whose tales are captured right here exhibit that U.S. background can't be understood except an exam of what drives and what feeds the yankee appetite.

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