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Boardinghouses

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — History.

Throughout history, people have needed to live apart from their families for a variety of reasons. Colonial travelers traditionally resorted to taverns, inns, and, since the nineteenth...

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California

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an...

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dairy industry

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Down to the late 17th century cattle were valued in Ireland primarily for their milk rather than their beef‐producing qualities. From earliest times, milk and dairy products had occupied a...

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Fourth of July

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

The Continental Congress of the United States declared independence from England in its convention in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. At first, celebrations were scattered and sporadic, but...

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Gender Roles

Overview page. Subjects: History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A set of behaviour patterns, attitudes, and personality characteristics stereotypically perceived as masculine or feminine within a culture. See also gender (1).

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Germans

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — History of the Americas.

People of German-speaking background have migrated to Canada from the beginning of European settlement. By 1991 every tenth Canadian acknowledged German ethnic origin. Almost two-thirds of...

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Gustavus Franklin Swift

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839–1903) was the eponymous founder of one of America's largest and best-known meat-processing companies. He is credited with introducing refrigeration to food...

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Home Economics

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — History.

In the late nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization placed the American home in a state of flux. As the production of household items became centered in shops and factories,...

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pioneer

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. Recorded from the early 16th century (as a military term denoting a member of the infantry), the word comes...

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Plate

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Whether made from wood, metal, ceramic, glass, plastic, or paper, the plate has mirrored changing lifestyles over America's four hundred years. Behind this common artifact is a rich history...

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