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Plenty and Want : A Social History of Food in England from 1815 to the Present Day - Professor John Burnett

Plenty and Want

A Social History of Food in England from 1815 to the Present Day

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Published: 6th April 1989
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What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? Plenty and Want , now widely recognized as the classic account of English food habits since the Industrial Revolution, answers these and many other such fascinating questions. John Burnett describes and analyses the food eaten by English people, rich and poor, over the last 200 years, looking at how our diet has changed and explaining the events which contributed to these changes. This illustrated third edition of Plenty and Want has been completely revised and extended to bring the social history of food up to date. A bibliography has been added, incorporating the most recent developments in research into dietary history. It will be essential reading for students of social history, students of food and nutrition, and anyone interested in finding out why we eat what we eat.

Preface to the Third Edition
1815-50
England in Transition
The Agricultural Labourer
The Town Worker
The Food of the Rich
Food Adulteration
1850-1914
Feeding the Nation
Rural England: Romance and Reality
Urban England: Poverty and Progress
High Living
The Quality of Food
1914 to the Present Day
The First World War
Between the Wars
The Second World War
Want and Plenty, 1945-85 Select
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415008624
ISBN-10: 041500862X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 6th April 1989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition