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Author Ziegelman, Jane, author.

Title A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression [Hoopla electronic resource] / Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 49 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Susan Ericksen.
Summary The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished-shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored "food charity." For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, "home economists" who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, expanding conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods, which led to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national diet sparked a revival of American regional cooking that continues to this day.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Cooking, American -- History -- 20th century.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Crises -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Food supply -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Diet -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Home economics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Environmental conditions -- History -- 20th century.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Added Author Coe, Andrew (Andy), author.
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ISBN 9781515996286 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
151599628X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11792807
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