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Vegetarian America: A History (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/04/2004
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The first complete history of vegetarianism in the United States, this story reveals the people, the organizations, and the events from the late 1700s to the present. Despite generally held notions that today's vegetarianism sprang from 1960s counterculture and that prior to that its only advocates were fanatics and fringe groups, the authors explore strong movements in other historical eras, the proponents of which included esteemed physicians, socialites, and other notable members of the establishment. Until now, no one has chronicled the contributions that advocates of vegetarianism have made to the American way of life in areas such as general eating habits, preventative medicine, feminism, environmental awareness, and elsewhere. From Johnny Appleseed and the Bible-Christians to John Harvey Kellogg and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the story features dedicated and colorful characters who persevered, undaunted by the many obstacles that they faced, to convince their fellow Americans of the benefits of vegetarianism. From a religious movement, to an ethical concern about the rights of animals, to many recent nutritional discoveries, vegetarianism is a movement that continues to evolve and grow.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275975197
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Vegetarian America: A History is an affordable and highly recommended acquisition for the circulating collections of all academic, health sciences, and public libraries. It deserves a place in the culinary collections of all hospital and other special libraries, cooking schools, and the personal collections of everyone with an interest in the history of food."-E-Streams
"[A] compelling, readable account of an unfamiliar history."-Boston Herald
"Vegetarian America: A History should be placed in every library in this country."-MBR Internet Bookwatch
"[T]his extremely well researched book is a worthwhile purchase for both large public and academic libraries."-Library Journal
"Vegetarian America is a truly amazing, deftly researched and succinctly presented tour of the side of America that is not so commonly seen amid the thousands of turkey, beef, and ham commercials."-The Bookwatch
"[A] most entertaining history of the practice of vegetarianism in the United States from the late 1700s to the present....Vegetarian America is a truly amazing, deftly researched and succinctly presented tour of the side of America that is not so commonly seen amid the thousands of turkey, beef, and ham commercials."-Vegetarian Journal
"Vegetarian America is a history of the movement in the US from the 18th century to today. The book goes thoroughly and compellingly into a history about which most vegetarians themselves are unaware. The Iacobbos provide fascinating stories and details about the key people, organizations, and events in vegetarianism....Recommended. All levels."-Choice
"�A� compelling, readable account of an unfamiliar history."-Boston Herald
"�T�his extremely well researched book is a worthwhile purchase for both large public and academic libraries."-Library Journal
"�A� most entertaining history of the practice of vegetarianism in the United States from the late 1700s to the present....Vegetarian America is a truly amazing, deftly researched and succinctly presented tour of the side of America that is not so commonly seen amid the thousands of turkey, beef, and ham commercials."-Vegetarian Journal
?[A] compelling, readable account of an unfamiliar history.?-Boston Herald
?Vegetarian America: A History should be placed in every library in this country.?-MBR Internet Bookwatch
?[T]his extremely well researched book is a worthwhile purchase for both large public and academic libraries.?-Library Journal
?Vegetarian America is a truly amazing, deftly researched and succinctly presented tour of the side of America that is not so commonly seen amid the thousands of turkey, beef, and ham commercials.?-The Bookwatch
?[A] most entertaining history of the practice of vegetarianism in the United States from the late 1700s to the present....Vegetarian America is a truly amazing, deftly researched and succinctly presented tour of the side of America that is not so commonly seen amid the thousands of turkey, beef, and ham commercials.?-Vegetarian Journal
?Vegetarian America is a history of the movement in the US from the 18th century to today. The book goes thoroughly and compellingly into a history about which most vegetarians themselves are unaware. The Iacobbos provide fascinating stories and details about the key people, organizations, and events in vegetarianism....Recommended. All levels.?-Choice
?Vegetarian America: A History is an affordable and highly recommended acquisition for the circulating collections of all academic, health sciences, and public libraries. It deserves a place in the culinary collections of all hospital and other special libraries, cooking schools, and the personal collections of everyone with an interest in the history of food.?-E-Streams
"Vegetarian America is an entertaining and informative read that puts into perspective the rich history of the U.S. vegetarian movement."-Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Director, Carolina Health Summit University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Vegetarian America is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. It shows clearly where the path is leading and I hope enough of us get on it before it's too late for our children and grandchildren."-Howard F. Lyman LL.D., author of Mad Cowboy
"Karen and Michael Iacobbo have done a stellar job at digging down to the roots of our vegetarian heritage. Their new book is a bountiful harvest of fascinating information, and should be required reading for anyone walking the veg way."-Jeff Nelson, President, VegSource.com
"Every once in a while someone comes along and sees the need for explaining, or defining, and clarifying a basic reality. The Iacobbos have certainly done this with their book. It is a major breakthrough, both journalistically and inspirationally."-Colman McCarthy, Columnist, The Washington Post

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