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By Jennifer Jensen Wallach,Lindsey R. Swindall

ISBN-10: 155728668X

ISBN-13: 9781557286680

Designed to entice scholars of background and foodies alike, American Appetites, the 1st e-book within the collage of Arkansas Press’s new nutrients and Foodways sequence, brings jointly compelling firsthand testimony describing the nation’s collective consuming conduct all through time. starting with local American folktales that rfile foundational meals behavior and finishing with modern discussions approximately find out how to receive enough, healthy, and moral foodstuff, this quantity finds that the hunt for nutrition has consistently been approximately greater than actual nourishment, demonstrating altering attitudes approximately concerns 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 diversified as these of enslaved Africans, nineteenth-century socialites, battle-weary squaddies, impoverished immigrants, and famous politicians. despite their prestige or the peculiarities in their ancient second, the american citizens whose tales are captured right here demonstrate that U.S. heritage can't be understood except an exam of what drives and what feeds the yank appetite.

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