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Urban Appetites

Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

Urban Appetites( )
Author: Lobel, Cindy R.
Series title:Historical Studies of Urban America Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 2014
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $38.00
Book Description:

Cindy Lobel’s Urban Appetities explores the coevolution of New York City, its politics, and its foodways. Between 1800 and 1890, New York grew from a seaport town with 60,000 residents--whose food came from local farms, waters, and forests--into a city of 6,000,000, served by an elaborate army of food-sector workers, including regional dairymen and truck farmers, western ranchers, and farmers in the South, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. New York became abundant...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Agriculture & Food
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (Dc, De, Md, Nj, Ny, Pa)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.214 Pounds
Author Biography
Lobel, Cindy R. (Author)
Cindy Renee Lobel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1970. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Tufts University in 1992 and a doctoral degree in history from the City University of New York in 2003. She had one-year visiting assistant professor positions at Barnard College and Connecticut College in New London. In 2005, she started teaching history for the City University of New York at its Graduate Center and at its Lehman College campus in the Bronx.

She published her doctoral dissertation, Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, in 2014. It received the New York State Historical Association's Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize in 2013 and the New York Academy of History's Herbert H. Lehman Prize for distinguished scholarship in New York history in 2014. She also worked as a guide on food tours and helped create a walking tour on the history of Alexander Hamilton's legacy in New York. She died from breast cancer on October 2, 2018 at the age of 48.


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