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Author Smith, Andrew F., 1946-

Title American tuna : the rise and fall of an improbable food / Andrew F. Smith
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
Series California studies in food and culture ; 37
California studies in food and culture ; 37
Contents Part I The Rise -- 1. Angling for a Big Fish -- 2. Looks Like Chicken -- 3. Enemy Aliens -- 4. This Delicious Fish -- 5. Caucasians Who Have Tasted and Liked This Speciality -- Part II he Fall -- 6. Foreign Tuna -- 7. Tuna Wars -- 8. Porpoise Fishing -- 9. Parts Per Million -- Epilogue
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Canned tuna -- United States -- History.
Cooking (Tuna)
Fish as food -- United States -- History.
Tuna fisheries -- Environmental aspects -- History.
Tuna fisheries -- History.
Tuna industry -- History.
Tuna -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012000822
ISBN 0520954157 (electronic bk.)
9780520954151 (electronic bk.)
(cloth, alk. paper)
(cloth, alk. paper)