Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America

by Harvey Levenstein

From the publisher: In this sweeping history of food and eating in modern America, Harvey Levenstein explores the social, economic, and political factors that have shaped the American diet since 1930.

Harvey Levenstein is Professor Emeritus of History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Among his books are Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet (California, 2003), Seductive Journey: American Tourists in France from the Jefferson to the Jazz Age (1998), and Communism, Anticommunism and the CIO (1981).

University of California Press, 2003