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Author Horsman, Reginald.

Title Feast or famine [electronic resource] : food and drink in American westward expansion / Reginald Horsman.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 356 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Drawing on the journals and correspondence of pioneers, Horsman examines more than a hundred years of history, recording components of the diets of various groups, including travelers, settlers, fur traders, soldiers, and miners. He discusses food-preparation techniques, including the development of canning, and foods common in different regions"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Food in the forest -- Land of pork and corn -- Game on every side -- Meat and more meat -- Tortillas and frijoles -- On the Oregon Trail -- Water before every door -- By land and sea -- Food at the mines -- Rank and file -- Officers' wives -- Food on the run -- Ranch and chuck wagon -- Long horizons.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Drinking customs -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Food habits -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Cooking, American -- Western style -- History.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Horsman, Reginald. Feast or famine. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008015259 (OCoLC)182851106
ISBN 9780826266361 (electronic bk.)
0826266363 (electronic bk.)
9780826217899 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0826217893 (hbk. ; alk. paper)