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Re: HIstoriography of New Deal food and nutrition policy

Hi Michael--here are a few more possibilities. Some are a bit dated, but as you know, the history of nutrition is still getting off the ground!

David E. Hamilton, From New Day to New Deal: American Farm Policy from Hoover to Roosevelt, 1928-1933 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Charles O. Jackson, Food and Drug Legislation in the New Deal (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970).

William D. Rowley, M. L. Wilson and the Campaign for the Domestic Allotment (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970).

HIstoriography of New Deal food and nutrition policy


I run a 3rd year history course on "The Hungry World" at Swansea University (UK). I have an American studies student who wants to write an essay on New Deal policies on hunger and malnutrition. I have pointed them to work by Andrew Ruis, Janet Poppendieck, and Michael Grey, but would very much appreciate further recommendations, especially work that gives a general overview of government policy.

Many thanks

Michael Bresalier

Recent online publications in the history of nutrition

If you are anything like me, you probably spend part of your "not-work" time reading things that look suspiciously like work...namely the proliferation of sites and articles online dedicated to the fascinating nexus of food, nutrition, history, identity, and politics. Here are a few links that I have collected over the last month.