Three Squares: Further Reading
The following is a list of sources used or consulted in the making of the BackStory episode “Three Squares: A History of American Meals,” broadcast in November 2012. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Mentioned on the Show:
The Harvey Girls Cookbook Project – a daily serving of old Harvey recipes
Watch: Historian Megan Elias talks about the history of lunch.
Read: Frederick Douglass writes about “Blood-Bought Luxuries,” exploring the racial dynamics in 19th century mealtime.
Eden, Trudy: The Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World. Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.
Fried, Stephen: Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West. New York: Bantam, 2010.
Kasson, Jon: Rudeness and Civility: Manners in 19th Century Urban America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2010.
Levine, Susan: School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America’s Favorite Welfare Program. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2010
Van Slyck, Abigail A.: A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.