A SQUARE MEAL A CULINARY HISTORY OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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A Square Meal

Author : Jane Ziegelman
ISBN : 9780062216434
Genre : Cooking
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From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed America’s culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored “food charity.” For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America’s long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine—a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then—and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today. A Square Meal features 25 black-and-white photographs.
Category: Cooking

Getting What We Need Ourselves

Author : Jennifer Jensen Wallach, author of How America Eats: A Social History of US Food and Culture
ISBN : 9781538125250
Genre : History
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This multi-generational story begins before the transatlantic slave trade in West Africa and ends with a discussion of contemporary African American vegans. Demonstrating that food has been both a tool of empowerment and a weapon of white supremacy, this study documents the symbolic power of food alongside an ongoing struggle for food access.
Category: History

Food In America The Past Present And Future Of Food Farming And The Family Meal 3 Volumes

Author : Andrew F. Smith
ISBN : 9781610698597
Genre : Social Science
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This three-volume work examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation's most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family. • Examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues in transportation, business, diet and nutrition, public health, the environment, and public policy • Includes primary documents that illuminate important laws, policies, and perspectives on the environmental, public health, and economic impact of food • Provides readers with the latest information about food controversies as well as extensive resources for further study on major food controversies
Category: Social Science

Mississippi And The Great Depression

Author : Richelle Putnam
ISBN : 9781467118767
Genre : History
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When the Great Depression erupted, Mississippi had not yet recovered from the boll weevil or the Flood of 1927. Its land suffered from depleted forests and soil. Plus, the state had yet to confront the racial caste systems imprisoning poor whites, African Americans and other minorities. Nevertheless, innovative Mississippians managed to keep their businesses and services open. Meanwhile, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs fostered economic stimulation within the state. Author Richelle Putnam also highlights the state's spiritual and cultural giants, who rose from the nation's poorest state to create a lasting footprint of determination, pride and hope during the Depression era.
Category: History

The Great Depression And The New Deal Key Themes And Documents

Author : James S. Olson
ISBN : 9781440834639
Genre : History
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Intended for AP-focused American history high school students, this book supplies a complete quick reference source and study aide on the Great Depression and New Deal in America, covering the key themes, events, people, legislation, economics, and policies. • Represents an invaluable reference source for a key period of American history that is an integral part of the AP U.S. History curriculum • Presents 15 primary documents accompanied by introductions that place them in their proper historical context • Provides thematic tagging of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents for ease of reference • Includes a Historical Thinking Skills section based on AP U.S. History course learning objectives
Category: History

The Bloomsbury Handbook Of Food And Popular Culture

Author : Kathleen Lebesco
ISBN : 9781474296229
Genre : Social Science
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The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing field of research. Bringing together over 20 original essays from leading experts, including Amy Bentley, Deborah Lupton, Fabio Parasecoli, and Isabelle de Solier, its impressive breadth and depth serves to define the field of food and popular culture. Divided into four parts, the book covers: - Media and Communication; including film, television, print media, the Internet, and emerging media - Material Cultures of Eating; including eating across the lifespan, home cooking, food retail, restaurants, and street food - Aesthetics of Food; including urban landscapes, museums, visual and performance arts - Socio-Political Considerations; including popular discourses around food science, waste, nutrition, ethical eating, and food advocacy Each chapter outlines key theories and existing areas of research whilst providing historical context and considering possible future developments. The Editors' Introduction by Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, ensures cohesion and accessibility throughout. A truly interdisciplinary, ground-breaking resource, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the study of food and popular culture. It will be an essential reference work for students, researchers and scholars in food studies, film and media studies, communication studies, sociology, cultural studies, and American studies.
Category: Social Science

The Uss Puffer In World War Ii

Author : Craig R. McDonald
ISBN : 0786432098
Genre : History
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This volume traces the career of the submarine the USS Puffer from the laying of her keel and her commissioning on April 27, 1943 until her departure for the scrap yard on June 27, 1946. Compiled from interviews with former crew members as well as other contemporary sources, it follows the crew of the Puffer through nine war patrols, emphasizing the connection between the physiological and the psychological as it relates to submarine service. Events recollected include the First War Patrol which resulted in a record-setting 38 hour submergence because of enemy fire; the amazing transfer of torpedoes while surfaced in enemy waters; and the wild bombardment of Japanese shore installation with the 5th deck gun.
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Nutrition And Health

Author : John Joseph Baxter Anderson
ISBN : CHI:75911116
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Nutrition and Health focuses on the long-term dietary patterns and biological mechanisms that contribute to the health of North Americans. Topics include: Foods and Nutrition, Nutrients and Their Uses in the Body, Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, and Nutrition-Disease Relationships. Student exercises are provided for each chapter.By placing emphasis on the multi-factorial determinants of the health/ disease continuum, Nutrition and Health expands greatly on more traditional texts that focus on food grouping systems to promote good health. In addition to diet planning, this book examines the scientific research on genetic inheritance, normal bodily functions at physiological and biological levels, and environmental risks.Nutrition and Health is designed for students pursuing health careers, such as those in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine, and for those planning to attend graduate programs in the biochemical and molecular biology fields.
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Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : OCLC:15973031
Genre : Russian fiction
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Way Out West

Author : Jane Stern
ISBN : UOM:39015033107205
Genre : History
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Features cowboy songs, recipes for four-alarm chili, instructions for creasing a cowboy hat, cacti identification tips, and three hundred rare photographs of dude ranch fashion, rodeo queens, and other features of the Old West. 35,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Category: History