Must-Read of the Day: Rob MacDougall on Angels and Octopodes

Today’s must-read: This entry from Canadian historian Rob MacDougall.(*1) Man, I love this new generation of historians and the way they use the web. (Another example is Alexis Madrigal at Inventing Green.)

And now, back to work. Today’s topic: canned meat and how it shaped Americans’ demand for fresh meat. (Yes, there is a connection…)

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*1: Interesting in and of itself, but timely for me as I’ve been thinking about the octopus imagery as I write my current chapter about, yes, giant meat processing corporations in the late 19th century.

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