The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World

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  • The Potato tells the story of how a humble vegetable, once regarded as trash food, had as revolutionary an impact on Western history as the railroad or the automobile. Using Ireland, England, France, and the United States as examples, Larry Zuckerman shows how daily life from the 1770s until World War I would have been unrecognizable-perhaps impossible-without the potato, which functioned as fast food, famine insurance, fuel and labor saver, budget stretcher, and bank loan, as well as delicacy. Drawing on personal diaries, contemporaneous newspaper accounts, and other primary sources, this is popular social history at its liveliest and most illuminating.
  • Author:
    Larry Zuckerman
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.3521
    EAN:
    9780865475786
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    0865475784
    Label:
    North Point Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $15.00
    Manufacturer:
    North Point Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    320
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    1999-10-25
    Publisher:
    North Point Press
    Studio:
    North Point Press
    Title:
    The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
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