Hungering for America Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration

ISBN-10: 0674011112
ISBN-13: 9780674011113
Edition: 2001
Authors: Hasia R. Diner
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Millions of immigrants were drawn to American shores, not by the mythic streets paved with gold, but rather by its tables heaped with food. This work tells the stories of three distinctive groups and their unique culinary dramas: the Italian, Irish, and East European Jewish immigrants.

Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judiac Studies at New York University. She has taught American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Johns Hopkins.

Preface
Ways of Eating, Ways of Starving
Black Bread, Hard Bread: Food, Class, and Hunger in Italy
"The Bread Is Soft": Italian Foodways, American Abundance
"Outcast from Life's Feast": Food and Hunger in Ireland
The Sounds of Silence: Irish Food in America
A Set Table: Jewish Food and Class in Eastern Europe
Food Fights: Immigrant Jews and the Lure of America
Where There Is Bread, There Is My Country
Notes
Index

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