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A fine history of American drinks and drinking customs
oldreds from Virginia
26 January 2003
This is one of two documentaries (the other being "American Eats: History
a Bun") that examine the origin and histories of American comestibles.
Together, these two documentaries convey a comprehensive study of the
dietary habits of the American people from colonial times to the present.
Both documentaries include interviews, film clips, photos, and focused
commentaries; this one focuses on alcohol (as well as information on the
Temperance Movement and Prohibition), sodas (aka pop or soft drinks), and
other drinks, while the other focuses on such foodstuffs as pizza,
hamburgers, etc. They are also great fun to watch, and bring to life
of our history that are usually not explored in the classroom (but are
essential to the understanding of those periods of history). I would
recommend this for social studies classes from 5th grade up as an
introduction and general survey on the subject.
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