Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet / Edition 1

Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet / Edition 1

by Harvey Levenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520234391

ISBN-13: 9780520234390

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

In this wide-ranging and entertaining study Harvey Levenstein tells of the remarkable transformation in how Americans ate that took place from 1880 to 1930.  See more details below

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In this wide-ranging and entertaining study Harvey Levenstein tells of the remarkable transformation in how Americans ate that took place from 1880 to 1930.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520234390
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the British-American Culinary heritage3
1The American table in 1880 : the tastes of the upper crust10
2How the other half ate23
3The rise of the giant food processors30
4The New England kitchen and the failure to reform working-class eating habits44
5The "servant problem" and middle-class cookery60
6The new nutritionists assault the middle classes72
7Scientists, pseudoscientists, and faddists86
8New reformers and new immigrants98
9The great malnutrition scare, 1907-1921109
10"Best for babies" or "preventable infanticide"? : the controversy over artificial feeding of infants, 1880-1930121
11"Food will win the war"137
12The newer nutrition, 1915-1930147
13A revolution of declining expectations161
14Workers and farmers during the "prosperity decade"173
15The old (restaurant) order changeth183
16Too rich and too thin?194

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