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The Resource Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit

Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit

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Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century
Title
Modern food, moral food
Title remainder
self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Helen Zoe Veit
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of World War I, the country's first international aid program was bringing moral advice about food conservation into kitchens around the country. In this book the author argues that the twentieth-century food revolution was fueled by a powerful conviction that Americans had a moral obligation to use self-discipline and reason, rather than taste and tradition, in choosing what to eat. She weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era. The era's emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Veit, Helen Zoe
Dewey number
362.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TX360.U6
  • RA418
LC item number
V45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QT 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Food habits
  • Body image
  • United States
  • Social Conditions
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • History, 20th Century
  • Food
  • Food Habits
  • Diet
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diet
  • Body image
  • Food habits
  • Food habits
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victory over ourselves: American food in the era of the Great War -- National willpower: American asceticism and self-government -- Eating cats and dogs to feed the world: The progressive quest for rational food -- Food will win the world: Food aid and American power -- A school for wives: Home economics and the modern housewife -- A corn-fed nation: Race, diet, and the eugenics of nutrition -- Americanizing the American diet: Immigrant cuisines and not-so-foreign foods -- The triumph of the will: The progressive body and the thin ideal -- Epilogue: Moral food and modern food
Control code
850932952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612751
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14r85wb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)850932952
Label
Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victory over ourselves: American food in the era of the Great War -- National willpower: American asceticism and self-government -- Eating cats and dogs to feed the world: The progressive quest for rational food -- Food will win the world: Food aid and American power -- A school for wives: Home economics and the modern housewife -- A corn-fed nation: Race, diet, and the eugenics of nutrition -- Americanizing the American diet: Immigrant cuisines and not-so-foreign foods -- The triumph of the will: The progressive body and the thin ideal -- Epilogue: Moral food and modern food
Control code
850932952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469612751
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14r85wb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)850932952

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