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008 150817s2015 ncuac 001 0 eng d
020 1469626527 (pbk.)
020 9781469626529 (pbk.)
082 04 613.2/620973|223
100 1 Shprintzen, Adam D.
245 14 The vegetarian crusade :|bthe rise of an American reform
movement, 1817-1921 /|cAdam D. Shprintzen.
250 1st edition.
264 1 Chapel Hill, NC :|bThe University of North Carolina Press,
300 268 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-263) and
520 "Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States
since the country's founding, yet the early years of the
movement have been woefully misunderstood and
understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian
movement focused on social and political reform, but by
the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path
for personal strength and success in a newly
individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This
development led to greater expansion and acceptance of
vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D.
Shprintzen in his lively history of early American
vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to
Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle
Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse
proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains
how each of these groups used diet as a response to
changing social and political conditions. By examining the
advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions,
organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen
explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community
united not only by diet but also by broader goals of
social reform." --Book jacket.
650 0 Vegetarianism|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Vegetarians|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Vegetarians|zUnited States|vBiography.
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