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2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 114 Food Histories in the Americas

What can food tell us about the past? In this writing-intensive history course, we will consider this question by focusing on two main themes: (1) the business and politics of food production and consumption; and (2) the links between cookbooks, identity, and memory. Like the foods we will discuss, our analysis will traverse the Americas. Students will write and present a research paper that uses one or more cookbooks for this region as primary sources. [SS, W]