Come join us for our Summer History Book Club where we will be reading three books about food in the early days of the U.S. We will meet in person to discuss the selected books. No need to sign up or register. Just come join us at Society Headquarters, 48 Court Street.
June 27 @ 1 p.m.
Taverns and Drinking in Early America, by Sharon V. Salinger
At a time when drinking water supposedly endangered one’s health, colonists of every rank, age, race, and gender drank often and in quantity, and so taverns became arenas for political debate, business transactions, and small-town gossip sessions.
July 25 @ 1 p.m.
United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook, by Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald
United Tastes explores multiple histories―of food, cookbooks, printing, material and literary culture, and region―to illuminate the meaning and affirm the importance of America's first cookbook.
August 29 @ 1 p.m.
No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution, by Rachel B. Hermann
In the era of the American Revolution, the rituals of diplomacy between the British, Patriots, and Native Americans featured gifts of food, ceremonial feasts, and a shared experience of hunger.
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