By Jennifer Jensen Wallach,Lindsey R. Swindall

Designed to entice scholars of historical past and foodies alike, American Appetites, the 1st publication within the college of Arkansas Press’s new nutrition and Foodways sequence, brings jointly compelling firsthand testimony describing the nation’s collective consuming conduct all through time. starting with local American folktales that record foundational foodstuff conduct and finishing with modern discussions approximately tips to receive enough, healthy, and moral nutrients, this quantity finds that the hunt for meals has continuously 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 different as these of enslaved Africans, nineteenth-century socialites, battle-weary infantrymen, impoverished immigrants, and well-liked politicians. despite their prestige or the peculiarities in their historic second, the american citizens whose tales are captured right here display that U.S. historical past can't be understood except an exam of what drives and what feeds the yank appetite.

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