Canning gold : Northern New England's sweet corn industry : a historical geography

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Canning gold : Northern New England's sweet corn industry : a historical geography

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Canning Gold is a meticulously researched examination of how sweet corn canning helped shape the economy, landscape and people of rural Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont during the "corn shop century," 1860-1960's. Paul Frederic powerfully demonstrates the strong community bond essential for the industry's initial success. Interviews with farmers, factory owners and cannery workers who raised and packed the corn, combined with the written record, and Frederic's insight derived from growing up in the shadow of a corn shop, enrich the work and trace various threads linking local patterns to regional, national and global forces.

ISBN

978-0761821991

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

University Press of America

City

Lanham

Keywords

sweet corn, canned corn, canned vegetable industry, New England, history

Disciplines

Geography | History

Canning gold : Northern New England's sweet corn industry : a historical geography

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