Food and Eating in America : A Documentary Reader.

Giesen, James C.
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2018.
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Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Ser.
Uncovering the Past: Documentary Readers in American History Ser.

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Title Page
Table of Contents
Series Editors’ Preface
Part I: An Appetizer
Part II: Hunting, Harvesting, Starving, and the Occasional Feast
Chapter 1: Food in the New World
Document 1.1: The Cherokee Creation Story, “How the World Was Made, Wahnenauhi Version”
Document 1.2: John Smith’s History of the Starving Times at Jamestown Colony (1609)
Document 1.3: English Artist John White’s drawings of Native Americans fishing, cooking, and preparing corn (1580s)
Document 1.4: Edward Winslow on the “First” Thanksgiving, 1621
Document 1.5: A Micmac Perspective on Europeans’ Way of Life, near Quebec (c. 1677)
Document 1.6: John Winthrop, Jr., Report to the Royal Society of London on Indian Corn (1662)
Document 1.7: Observations on American Vegetables Versus English Vegetables, from John Josselyn, New‐England’s Rarities Discovered (1672), and Francis Higginson, New‐England’s Plantation (1630)
Document 1.8: A Soldier’s Perspective on the Revolutionary War, Selections from the Memoir of Private Joseph Plumb Martin (1777)
Document 1.9: A General’s Perspective: A Letter from General Horatio Gates to Major General Caswell (August 3, 1780)
Document 1.10: Selections from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791) on Communal Eating and Vegetarianism
Chapter 2: Food, Foodways, and Conflict in the Early Republic
Document 2.1: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery (1796), “Preface,” and Selected Recipes
Document 2.2: The Preface, Introduction, and Assorted Recipes from Mary Randolph, The Virginia House‐Wife (1824)
Document 2.3: Unidentified artist, Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians (Painting, c. 1805)
Document 2.4: John Lewis Krimmel, The Quilting Frolic (Painting, 1813).
Document 2.5: Excerpt from Joseph Doddridge, Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Pennsylvania and Virginia (1824), Chapter 5, “Beasts and Birds”
Document 2.6: Selections from English Phrenologist George Combe, Notes on the United States During a Phrenological Visit in 1838–9–40, vol. II. (1841)
Document 2.7: A Variation of the Lyrics of “Home Sweet Home,” a Popular Song of the Early Republic (c. 1830)
Part III: Fields and Foods in the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 3: Slavery and Food in the Old South
Document 3.1: Selections from Frederick Douglass, Memoirs on Food and Slavery (1845)
Document 3.2: Excerpts from Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) on Slaves’ Weekly Rations, Punishments for Slaves’ Stealing Food from Master, and Slave Taste Testers for Master
Document 3.3: Images of the Antebellum South
Document 3.4: Excerpts from Daniel R. A. C. Hundley, Social Relations in Our Southern States (1860)
Document 3.5: Selections from Planter James Battle Avirett, The Old Plantation: How We Lived in Great House and Cabin Before the War (1901)
Document 3.6: Excerpts from William H. Robinson, From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or Fifteen Years in Slavery (1913)
Document 3.7: Excerpts from Allen Parker, Recollections of Slavery Times (1895)
Chapter 4: Agriculture and Food in the Age of Reform
Document 4.1: Advice on Farm Management, from The New England Farmer and Horticultural Journal (1828)
Document 4.2: Selections from Medicus, The Oracle of Health and Long Life Containing Plain and Practical Instructions for the Preservation of Sound Health…(1837)
Document 4.3: Selections from Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife (1829)
Document 4.4: Excerpts from Sylvester Graham, “A Defence of the Graham System of Living” (1837).
Document 4.5: The Mormon “Word of Wisdom” (1833)
Document 4.6: Political Cartoon: “A Member of the Temperance Society” (c. 1833)
Document 4.7: Family Dietary Advice from William Andrus Alcott, The Young Wife (1837)
Chapter 5: Food on the Frontier
Document 5.1: Thomas Jefferson’s Agrarian Ideal, from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785)
Document 5.2: Excerpt from Judge William Cooper, A Guide in the Wilderness (1810)
Document 5.3: Food in the West with Lewis and Clark (From their Journals, 1804)
Document 5.4: Selections from The Diary of Patrick Breen (1846)
Document 5.5: Gold Rush Food: Selections from Lansford W. Hastings, The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon and California (1845) and Elisha Douglas Perkins, Gold Rush Diary (1849)
Document 5.6: Advertisement for Cyrus McCormick’s Mechanical Reaper (1846)
Chapter 6: The Civil War (1861–1865)
Document 6.1: Selections from the Diary of Louis Léon (CSA)
Document 6.2: The Confederate Right to Impress Food, a selection from “A Bill to Provide Supplies for the Army and to Prescribe the Mode of Making Impressments” (1864)
Document 6.3: Photograph of Hardtack
Document 6.4: “A Dangerous Novelty in Memphis,” cartoon by Frank Bellew, Harper’s Weekly (1862)
Document 6.5: Photographs of Prisoners Liberated from Confederate Prisons (1865)
Chapter 7: Food Reborn: Immigration, Urbanization, and Eating (1857–1905)
Document 7.1: Observations of Food and Cooking in Texas: Frederick Law Olmsted, A Journey Through Texas (1857)
Document 7.2: Documents on Irish Immigration from Mary Anne Sadlier, Bessy Conway
or, The Irish Girl in America (1885) and John O’Hanlon, The Irish Emigrant’s Guide for the United States (1861).
Document 7.3: Recipes for “Broth in haste,” “Cheap white,” and “Tongue, Braised, with Aspic Jelly,” from Lafcadio Hearn, Creole Cookbook (1887)
Document 7.4: Platform of the Populist Party (1892)
Document 7.5: Cooking Utensils for Sale in the 1912 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog
Document 7.6: Ernest H. Crosby, Letter to The New York Times on Vegetarianism (1905)
Part IV: Feeding a Modern World
Chapter 8: The Progressive Era and Food
Document 8.1: Samuel Gompers, Meat vs. Rice: American Manhood Against Asiatic Coolieism, Which Shall Survive (San Francisco: American Federation of Labor, 1901)
Document 8.2: The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 (34 Stat. 768)
Document 8.3: “Riots in Newark Over Meat Boycott,” The New York Times (April 15, 1910)
Document 8.4: “Girls’ Canning Clubs” from the Wyoming Farm Bulletin (April, 1914)
Document 8.5: Lyrics to the Song, “Hoover’s Goin’ to Get You!” (1918)
Document 8.6: Excerpts from Christine Frederick, “The New Housekeeping,” Ladies’ Home Journal (1912)
Document 8.7: LuAnn Jones, “Work Was My Pleasure: An Oral History of Nellie Stancil Langley” (1991)
Document 8.8: “HOT Hamburger: Just Off the Griddle,” January 1, 1926, from Josh Ozersky, The Hamburger: A History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), 21
Chapter 9: The Great Depression
Document 9.1: Oscar Heline, farmer from Iowa, interviewed by Studs Terkel in Hard Times (New York: Pantheon, 1970, 217–21)
Document 9.2: John Steinbeck, “The Harvest of Gypsies,” San Francisco Chronicle (October 5, 1936)
Document 9.3: Excerpt from Kathy Mays Smith, Gold Medal: CCC Company 1538, A Documentary (Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 2001).
Document 9.4: Lynn‐Pgh, Recipe for “Depression Cake” (circa 1935), available at‐cake‐i
Document 9.5: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Address” (May 14, 1935)
Chapter 10: World War II and the Food and Government Revolution
Document 10.1: Office of Price Administration, “How to Use Your War Ration Book” (1943)
Document 10.2: Clive McCay, “Eat Well to Work Well: The Lunch Box Should Carry a Hearty Meal,” in War Emergency Bulletin No. 38 (1942)
Document 10.3: World War II Era Advertisement, “Have a ‘Coke’ = Good Winds Have Blown You Here” (1943)
Document 10.4: “The Official Bracero Agreement,” For the Temporary Migration of Mexican Agricultural Workers to the United States (August, 1942)
Document 10.5: Excerpt from Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973), 35–38
Chapter 11: The Postwar Food Revolution(s) of Suburban America
Document 11.1: Photograph of Super Giant Supermarket, Rockville, Maryland (1964)
Document 11.2: Excerpt from Emily Post, “Restaurant Etiquette” in Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1957, 55–61)
Document 11.3: Excerpt from Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962)
Document 11.4: Swanson Advertisement, “Everybody Wins” (1963)
Document 11.5: Excerpts from Norman Borlaug’s lecture “The Green Revolution, Peace, and Humanity,” Delivered Upon Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize December 11, 1970)
Document 11.6: Margaret Visser, “A Meditation on the Microwave,” Psychology Today (December, 1989)
Chapter 12: Eating Civil Rights
Document 12.1: Announcement of New Segregated Restaurant Law, Birmingham Age‐Herald (December 15, 1914).
Document 12.2: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, “Food for Fight for Freedom” (1965).
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