American Food Habits in Historical Perspective

American Food Habits in Historical Perspective

by Elaine Mcintosh
     
 

Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and

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Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and analyzed: mainstream cuisine, regional cooking, regional phenomena (including ethnic foods), and Pop foods. The overview concludes with the finding that, despite delightful differences, there are striking similarities in food habits across time and cultures. By providing increased insights and understanding of contemporary American eating patterns, this book will be a substantive addition to existing texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953317
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/11/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
1Humans, Nutrition, and Survival1
2The Search for Food17
3Early Dietary Patterns43
4Dietary Patterns from Columbian Times Through the American Revolution59
5American Food Habits: The New Republic Through the Nineteenth Century77
6American Food Habits: The Twentieth Century97
7Understanding Food Habits139
8Food and Ideology159
9American Food: A Characterization175
10The American Diet: An Assessment and Prognosis207
Bibliography227
Index239

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