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Food and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century America
Food and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century America revolves around the 1840 presidential election when, according to campaign slogans, candidates were what they ate. Skillfully deploying the rhetoric of republican simplicity--the belief that plain dress, food, and manners were signs of virtue in the young republic--William Henry Harrison defeated Martin Van Buren by aligning ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Altamira Press
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