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A Taste of the Civil War

Roger Smith Hotel

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roger smith Edible conversation series 2011

September 19th 2011 Andrew Smith will visit us and discuss his new book

Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War



$50/person including 4 course “Civil War Meal”, beverage and a copy of Andrew’s book

Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War


September 19th 2011

6pm - 8.30pm

At the roger smith hotel



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Title: A Taste of the Civil War



Speaker: Andrew F. Smith



Description:  From the first shot fired at Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, to the last shot fired at Appomattox, food played a crucial role in the Civil War.  The North mobilized its agricultural resources; the South did not. As  a result, the North fed its civilians and military, and still had massive amounts of food to export to Europe, while the South starved, morale tanked, desertions increased, and the Confederacy collapsed because it could neither feed its troops or civilians. Also included will be a discussion of how the Civil War created the modern American food system.


Speaker’s Bio: Andrew F. Smith is the author or editor of 19 books, including his latest, Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War. He teaches Food Studies at the New School. For more about him, visit his Website: www.andrewfsmith.com


Cost: $50, which includes a four course Civil War meal, an open bar, and a copy of


Have questions about A Taste of the Civil War? Contact Roger Smith Hotel


roger smith hotel
501 lexington avenue
New York, NY 10017


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