Paradox of Plenty

Paradox of Plenty : Social History of Eating in Modern America

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A sweeping social history of food and eating in America, exploring the economic, political, and cultural factors that have shaped the American diet from 1930 to the present. This book is intended for those interested in US food habits and diets during the 20th century, American history, American social life and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pp halftones, bibliography
  • 0195089189
  • 9780195089189

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'well written and history-laden ... I trust that no one who writes like him need ever dine alone.' Times Literary Supplementshow more

About Harvey A. Levenstein

About the Author: Harvey A. Levenstein is Professor of History at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, more

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