2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 114 Food Histories in the Americas

What can food tell us about the past? In this writing-intensive history course, we will consider this question by focusing on two main themes: (1) the power dynamics and profit motives surrounding food production and consumption; and (2) the links between food, community, and identity. Like the foods we discuss, our historical analysis will traverse national boundaries with a particular geographic focus on the United States and Latin America. [GM1, GM2, SS, W]