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HIST 001D: China and the World (SC)

History 001D - China and the World: A History of Collecting - Chen (Fall 2014)

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Standage claims that the control of food determines how a person views his or her government.1

"Half the expense of the diet went on grain, 35 per cent on animal products, and the rest on potatoes."2

"There would seem therefore to be no doubt that the type of potato plant which reached Western Europe at the end of the sixteenth century must have been much like the types we now know were common in England prior to the latter half of the seventeenth century."3

"Blithely unaware of the numerous obstacles that the settlers would confront, administrators drew up plans for the establishment of the colonies."4

History has multiple perspectives, and therefore multiple truths.5

"From the outset, Whately's Irish commission seemed doomed to failure."6

There are few examples of historians who study a family before and after they immigrate to America.7


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1. Standage, An Edible History of Humanity.

2. Clarkson, Feast and Famine, 63.

3. Salaman, The History and Social Influence of the Potato, 618-619.

4. Reader, Potato, 70.

5. Cayton, "Insufficient Woe: Sense and Sensibility in Writing Nineteenth-Century History."

6. Nally, "‘That Coming Storm,’" 718.

7. Anbinder, "From Famine to Five Points."


Anbinder, Tyler. “From Famine to Five Points: Lord Lansdowne’s Irish Tenants Encounter North America’s Most Notorious Slum.” The American Historical Review 107, no. 2 (2002): 351–387.

Cayton, Andrew R. L. “Insufficient Woe: Sense and Sensibility in Writing Nineteenth-Century History.” Reviews in American History 31, no. 3 (2003): 331–341.

Clarkson, Leslie A. Feast and Famine : Food and Nutrition in Ireland, 1500-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Nally, David. “‘That Coming Storm’: The Irish Poor Law, Colonial Biopolitics, and the Great Famine.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 98, no. 3 (2008): 714–741.

Reader, John. Potato : a History of the Propitious Esculent. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Salaman, Redcliffe N. The History and Social Influence of the Potato. Cambridge: University Press, 1970.

Standage, Tom. An Edible History of Humanity. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Walker & Co., 2009.