Whitebread Protestants

Food and Religion in American Culture

  • Authors
  • Daniel┬áSack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-x
  2. Daniel Sack
    Pages 1-7
  3. Daniel Sack
    Pages 61-97
  4. Daniel Sack
    Pages 137-183
  5. Daniel Sack
    Pages 185-219
  6. Daniel Sack
    Pages 221-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-262

About this book


At the beginning of Whitebread Protestants, Daniel Sack writes "When I was young, church meant food. Decades later, it's hard to point to particular events, but there are lots of tastes, smells, and memories such as the taste of dry cookies and punch from coffee hour - or that strange orange drink from vacation Bible school." And so he begins this fascinating look at the role food has played in the daily life of the white Protestant community in the United States. He looks at coffee hours, potluck dinners, ladies' afternoon teas, soup kitchens, communion elements, and a variety of other things. A blend of popular culture, religious history and the growing field of food studies, the book will reveal both conflict and vitality in unexpected places in American religious life.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-312-29442-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-06170-6
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