Using the twin themes of hunger and health to explore the biopolitics of nature, Treitel convincingly shows that natural eating habits not only persisted in times of want as an efficient way to manage the nation’s food supply, but also in times of plenty to improve the health of the body politic.
Mark B. Cole
Mark B. Cole is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History at Cleveland State University. He specializes in modern Europe and Germany, specifically the history of Nazism and the Holocaust, Jewish Studies, as well as the histories of consumption and food more generally.
Posts by Mark B. Cole
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?