Early_20th_Italians_Greeks

Early_20th_Italians_Greeks - HM324 SarahJosef,MA,RD...

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EARLY 20 TH  CENTURY ITALIANS GREEKS IMMIGRATION HM324  Sarah Josef, MA, RD
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Industrialization 1830 – 1920 (Review) Steady decrease in subsistence farmers Increase in urban growth Continual growth of food industry Commodification of food Canned, grain, dairy products Decrease in eating “seasonal” foods
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Methods of Purchasing Food Late 1800’s: Purchased on store credit Bartered prices Individualized packages (family size) Set prices Mass marketing begins Leads to more convenience foods, processed foods,  greater variety, more exposure to ethnic foods
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Grocery Stores 1916 – Piggly Wiggly
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Immigration 1870 - 1920 26 million immigrants from 1870 – 1920 Italians, Jewish, Polish, Greeks Primarily unskilled labor  Increased class distinction between American-born and  new immigrants
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“Ethnic” Cuisine Immigrant” way of eating not accepted
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