Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 351 pages)
Part 1. Cooks and books. Adapted to this country
Part 2. Connecticut. Society and nationality
Agriculture, fishing, horticulture
Part 3. American cookery, by an American Orphan
The author and the printers
The readers and the editions.
The Library of Congress has designated American Cookery (1796) by Amelia Simmons one of the eighty-eight ""Books That Shaped America."" Its recognition as ""the first American cookbook"" has attracted an enthusiastic modern audience of historians, food journalists, and general readers, yet until now American Cookery has not received the sustained scholarly attention it deserves. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald's United Tastes fills this gap by providing a detailed examination of the social circumstances and culinary tradition that produced this American classic. Situating American Cookery within the post-Revolutionary effort to develop a distinct national identity, Stavely and Fitzgerald demonstrate the book's significance in cultural as well as culinary terms. Ultimately the separation between these categories dissolves as the authors show that the formation of ""taste, "" in matters of food as well as other material expressions, was essential to building a consensus on what it was to be American. United Tastes explores multiple histories - of food, cookbooks, printing, material and literary culture, and region - to illuminate the meaning and affirm the importance of America's first cookbook. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (ix, 149 pages) : illustrations.
Trouble with miracles
Our lady in the kernel of corn
Between Nativitas and Mexico City.
Miracles, signs of divine presence and intervention, have been esteemed by Christians, especially Catholic Christians, as central to religious belief. During the second half of the eighteenth century Spain's Bourbon dynasty sought to tighten its control over New World colonies, reform imperial institutions, and change the role of the church and religion in colonial life. As a result, miracles were recognized and publicized sparingly by the church hierarchy and colonial courts were increasingly reluctant to recognize the events. Despite this lack of official encouragement, stories of amazing healings, rescues, and acts of divine retribution abounded throughout Mexico. Consisting of three rare documents about miracles from this period, each accompanied by an introductory essay, this study serves as a source book and complement to the author's Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LANGUAGE TEXT OF JUDISCHER SPRACH-MEISTER: A West-Yiddish Dialogue Together with an English Translation and Introduction; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Sprach-Meister: Foreword; Sprach-Meister: Text; Glossary; Bibliography.
This text is important to the fields of Yiddish literature and linguistics, and also for the history of German-Jewish relations, highlighted by the irony of an anti-Semitic work preserving a Yiddish linguistic resource. The present volume includes a reproduction of the original text in a modern orthography and an English translation, together with an introduction, notes, and a glossary of the many Hebrew words in the text. This work presents the first modern edition and English translation of the early 18th century anti-Semitic farce Judischer Sprach-Meister ("The Jewish Language Tutor"). Written in a Romanized orthography with a facing German translation, this West Yiddish text describes a conversation between two Jews on various aspects of Jewish belief and practice. For these reasons this edition of the Judischer Sprach-Meister will be a welcome addition for specialists in Jewish Studies and generalists alike. (source: Nielsen Book Data)