Beer, Pickles, & Pretzels: How to Eat History
The purpose of this presentation is the share one way of teaching about immigration in the antebellum and Gilded Age through the inclusion of food. Studying history is heightened when we engage our senses with regards to analyzing primary and secondary sources. However, one sense often overlooked is the sense of taste. In this presentation, I hope to share about the inclusion of food and food ephemera to help explain ideas associated with immigrant identity, food culture, and nativism.