American Tuna

American Tuna

The Rise and Fall of An Improbable Food

eBook - 2012
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In a lively account of the American tuna industry over the past century, celebrated food writer and scholar Andrew F. Smith relates how tuna went from being sold primarily as a fertilizer to becoming the most commonly consumed fish in the country. In American Tuna, the so-called "chicken of the sea" is both the subject and the backdrop for other facets of American history: U.S. foreign policy, immigration and environmental politics, and dietary trends. Smith recounts how tuna became a popular low-cost high-protein food beginning in 1903, when the first can rolled off the assembly line. By 1918.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9780520954151
0520954157
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)

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