The Resource Hog Meat and Hoecake : Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860, (electronic resource)

Hog Meat and Hoecake : Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860, (electronic resource)

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Hog Meat and Hoecake : Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860
Title
Hog Meat and Hoecake
Title remainder
Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860
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Language
eng
Summary
When historical geographer Sam B. Hilliard's book Hog Meat and Hoecake was published in 1972, it was ahead of its time. It was one of the first scholarly examinations of the important role food played in a region's history, culture, and politics, and it has since become a landmark of foodways scholarship. In the book Hilliard examines the food supply, dietary habits, and agricultural choices of the antebellum American South, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He explores the major southern food sources at the time, the regional production of commodity crops, and the role of those products in the subsistence economy. Far from being primarily a plantation system concentrating on cash crops such as cotton and tobacco, Hilliard demonstrates that the South produced huge amounts of foodstuffs for regional consumption. In fact, the South produced so abundantly that, except for wines and cordials, southern tables were not only stocked with the essentials but amply laden with veritable delicacies as well. (Though contrary to popular opinion, neither grits nor hominy ever came close to being universally used in the South prior to the Civil War.)Hilliard's focus on food habits, culture, and consumption was revolutionary-as was his discovery that malnutrition was not a major cause of the South's defeat in the Civil War. His book established the methods and vocabulary for studying a region's cuisine in the context of its culture that foodways scholars still employ today. This reissue is an excellent and timely reminder of that
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Hilliard, Sam Bowers
Dewey number
  • 338.1
  • 338.19750903
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place
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  • Food supply
  • Food consumption
  • Food habits
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
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adult
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Hog Meat and Hoecake : Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860, (electronic resource)
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820347028
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12443083
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MWT12443083
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Hog Meat and Hoecake : Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820347028
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12443083
Publisher number
MWT12443083
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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