By Andrew F. Smith
In a full of life account of the yankee tuna over the last century, celebrated meals author and student Andrew F. Smith relates how tuna went from being bought essentially as a fertilizer to turning into the main in most cases fed on fish within the nation. In American Tuna, the so-called "chicken of the sea" is either the topic and the backdrop for different points of yankee background: U.S. international coverage, immigration and environmental politics, and nutritional traits. Smith recounts how tuna turned a well-liked inexpensive high-protein nutrients starting in 1903, while the 1st can rolled off the meeting line. by way of 1918, skyrocketing revenues made it one among America's most well-liked seafoods. within the many years that undefined, the yankee tuna hired hundreds of thousands, but at at mid-century creation began to fade. matters approximately poisonous degrees of methylmercury, by-catch matters, and over-harvesting all contributed to the dying of the this present day, while purely 3 significant canned tuna manufacturers exist within the usa, all international owned. A amazing solid of characters—fishermen, advertisers, immigrants, epicures, and environmentalists, between many others—populate this attention-grabbing chronicle of yankee tastes and the forces that effect them.
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What the farmers wanted from the Texas Exchange they also saw taking root in the valleys of California. The fruit and other agricultural exchanges formed on the West Coast, often with the involvement of Farmers' Alliance and Populist growers, showed much promise. These were (and still are) cooperative corporations of a special type. "Benevolent trusts," as the legal historian Victoria Woeste calls them, rested on the voluntary shoulders of thousands of farmers. They provided even the small producers access to economies of scale, standardization, technology, and regulated markets.
40 Charles Macune believed that if farmers were to be organized on business principles they must do so on a strictly whites-only basis. Accordingly, ra- PUSH AND ENERGY 39 cial exclusion was a foundational principle of Macune's organizational system. As widely understood in the modern, reform-minded business community in the American South, the future lay in strict segregation of the races. The clubs, societies, and associations where white professionals and businesspeople met and discussed matters of commerce and progress excluded nonwhite members.
13 The Indians did have their defenders. Significantly, the Arkansas-based Agricultural Wheel voiced support for Indian treaty rights. This support reflected the Wheel's efforts to organize in the Indian Territory and the relatively inclusive racial outlook of its leader Isaac McCracken. "14 Thomas Bland and other reformers in Populist circles explicitly rejected the allotment policy. The Populist novelist Hamlin Garland also worked to preserve Indian lands. At the same time, Garland tended to accept that the logic of progress meant that Indians, "like children," needed fenced reservations for their protection.
American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew F. Smith
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