Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America / Edition 1

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Overview


In this sweeping history of food and eating in modern America, Harvey Levenstein explores the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the American diet since 1930.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520234406
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Series: California Studies in Food and Culture Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Harvey Levenstein is Professor Emeritus of History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Among his books are Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet (California, 2003), Seductive Journey: American Tourists in France from the Jefferson to the Jazz Age (1998), and Communism, Anticommunism and the CIO (1981).
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Table of Contents

Prologue : depression paradoxes 3
1 Depression dieting and the vitamin gold rush 9
2 The great regression : the new woman goes home 24
3 From Burgoo to Howard Johnson's : eating out in depression America 40
4 One-third of a nation ill nourished? 53
5 Oh what a healthy war : nutrition for national defense 64
6 Food shortages for the people of plenty 80
7 The golden age of food processing : miracle whip uber Alles 101
8 The best-fed people the world has ever seen? 119
9 Cracks in the facade : 1958-1965 131
10 The politics of hunger 144
11 Nutritional terrorism 160
12 The politics of food 178
13 Natural foods and negative nutrition 195
14 Darling, where did you put the cardamom? 213
15 Fast foods and quick bucks 227
16 Paradoxes of plenty 237
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