Food in the American Gilded Age

Thursday, November 7 Rosecliff
6:00 PM Lecture

7:00 PM Booksigning 

Dr. Helen Zoe Veit, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University

$ 15.00


Food was incredibly diverse in post–Civil War America. The era was one of gross income inequality, with an exploding immigrant population, rapidly changing agricultural, manufacturing, and transportation technologies, and urban growth on an unprecedented scale. Differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class, and

reveal the depth of the gulf between classes and regions at a time when technology and industrialization were transforming how and what people ate.

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