Bananas: An American History

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.96 X 8.99 X 0.6 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781560989660

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About the Author

Virginia Scott Jenkins is a scholar in residence at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland.

Jenkins' is also the author of The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession, which Publishers Weekly called "a quirky, thoroughly enjoyable look at man vs. nature, man vs. woman, and man vs. the Joneses."

Reviews

"Jenkins's historical overview of the banana's production, marketing, and transporting makes this book a strong contribution to the growing field of food studies."--Publishers Weekly

"In a vivid and often funny history, Jenkins charts how shifting diets and nutritional standards at the turn of the century, as well as more recent changes in food marketing and distribution, propelled the Caribbean fruit to widespread popularity and iconic stature in American culture."--Discover