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Book Title: In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America|
The author of the book: Maureen Ogle
Date of issue: November 12th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780151013401
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 590 KB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Read full description of the books In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America:The untold story of how meat made America: a tale of the self-made magnates, pragmatic farmers, and impassioned activists who shaped us into the greatest eaters and providers of meat in history
The moment European settlers arrived in North America, they began transforming the land into a meat-eater's paradise. Long before revolution turned colonies into nation, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide: an average European was lucky to see meat once a week, while even a poor American man put away about two hundred pounds a year.
Maureen Ogle guides us from that colonial paradise to the urban meat-making factories of the nineteenth century to the hyperefficient packing plants of the late twentieth century. From Swift and Armour to Tyson, Cargill, and ConAgra. From the 1880s cattle bonanza to 1980s feedlots. From agribusiness to today's "local" meat suppliers and organic countercuisine. Along the way, Ogle explains how Americans' carnivorous demands shaped urban landscapes, midwestern prairies, and western ranges, and how the American system of meat making became a source of both pride and controversy.
Read information about the authorHistorian, author. World-class ranter (at least in my own mind). (And who else's mind should count??)
More info at maureenogle.com; lots of info; probably more than you want.
Voracious reader for over a half century (yeah, I'm old). I say, with no fear of exaggeration, that reading made my nightmarish childhood tolerable. Don't ask me to imagine a world without books; the idea is too terrifying, too painful.
Other stuff (not so serious) you may want to know: Check your ego at the door, and if you're lacking a sense of humor, don't bother to knock. 'Nuff said.
Now go read something!
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