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.
About 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).
Table of Contents
Prologue: Depression Paradoxes
1. Depression Dieting and the Vitamin Gold Rush 2. The Great Regression: The New Woman Goes Home 3. From Burgoo to Howard Johnson's: Eating Out in Depression America 4. One-third of a Nation Ill Nourished? 5. Oh What a Healthy War: Nutrition for National Defense 6. Food Shortages for the People of Plenty 7. The Golden Age of Food Processing: Miracle Whip uber Alles 8. The Best-fed People the World Has Ever Seen? 9. Cracks in the Facade: 1958-1965 10. The Politics of Hunger 11. Nutritional Terrorism 12. The Politics of Food 13. Natural Foods and Negative Nutrition 14. Darling, Where Did You Put the Cardamom? 15. Fast Foods and Quick Bucks 16. Paradoxes of Plenty
Epilogue Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Periodicals 2 Notes Index