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The Making of Modern American Vegetarianism with Adam Shprintzen
NYU Food Studies
New York, NY
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The Making of Modern American Vegetarianism with Adam D. Shprintzen

Monday, January 13, 2014

Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society.

Adam D. Shprintzen will discuss the history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen will explore the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explain how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. Classic and inventive vegetarian dishes will be served, including veggie burger sliders and Special-K meatloaf.

Adam D. Shprintzen is the author of The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement (UNC Press, 2013). He is Project Coordinator and Editor of the Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He holds a PhD in History from Loyola University Chicago, where his studies focused on nineteenth century America.

NYU Department of Food Studies and Nutrition
411 Lafayette St, 5th floor (between West 4th and Astor Place)
New York, New York 10003

6:30 pm Check-in and reception | 7:00 pm Lecture

$25 CHNY Members | $22 CHNY Senior Members | $10 Students* | $40 Non-Members and Guests
*Please note new student rate for full-time students with current ID
Ticket price includes tasting and reception.

NYU Department of Food Studies and Nutrition
411 Lafayette St, 5th floor (between West 4th and Astor Place)
New York, New York 10003

Ticket price includes tasting of topic-inspired recipes.

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NYU Food Studies (View)
411 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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