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Atlantic migration

Atlantic migration  

Between 1815 and 1860, immigration from the British Isles transformed the British North American colonies. When the period began, most English-speaking British North Americans were American-born or ...
Beer Gardens

Beer Gardens  

Beer gardens were introduced to the United States by German immigrants, who also brought with them lager beer, the familiar light-colored, effervescent beverage. In the days before refrigeration, ...
brewing

brewing  

The process by which beer is made. Fermentation of sugars from barley grain by the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and S. uvarum (or S. carlsbergenesis) produces alcohol (ethanol). In the first stage ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

[CP]A general term referring to the period c.ad 550–900 in North America, being one of the five main cultural‐historical stages defined for the archaeology of southwestern parts of the USA. ...
delicatessen

delicatessen  

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Ready-to-eat foods such as cooked meats, salami, pickled and smoked fish, salads, olives, etc. Also used as the name for the shop where such foods are sold. From the German delikat Essen, ‘fine ...
Desserts

Desserts  

The final course served at meals, dessert is most often a prepared sweet, such as pudding, pie, or cake, although fresh fruit, nuts, or cheeses may be served. The word ...
dumpling

dumpling  

A ball of dough, usually boiled, but may be baked. Generally served with soups and stews. See also dim sum.
Ethnic Foods

Ethnic Foods  

Ethnicity and ethnic food in America predate Columbus but became more prominent as diverse European powers colonized what became the United States, often drawing on minorities and subject peoples to ...
hot dog

hot dog  

Frankfurter sausage in a long bread roll. Reputedly named after a cartoon drawn by Tad Dorgan of Chicago in 1906 showed a dachshund dog inside a frankfurter bun.
Lüchow's

Lüchow's  

In the 1880s, when New York City's Union Square was a cultural crossroads—home to the Academy of Music, Steinway Hall, and Tony Pastor's Music Hall—Lüchow's German restaurant was the haunt ...
Lutheranism

Lutheranism  

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While the views of Calvin were largely expounded in one treatise, his Institutes, those of Martin Luther (1483–1546) had to be gleaned from a number of tracts and sermons. Luther took the Bible as ...
Mennonites

Mennonites  

Chiefly in the US and Canada, a member of a Protestant sect originating in Friesland in the 16th century, emphasizing adult baptism and rejecting Church organization, military service, and public ...
Mid-Atlantic Region

Mid-Atlantic Region  

The melting pot of the Mid-Atlantic states—Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware— has absorbed the flavors of millions of immigrants of hundreds of ethnic backgrounds over three centuries ...
Midwestern Regional Cookery

Midwestern Regional Cookery  

The conceptual boundaries of the Midwest are both variable and changing as James R. Shortridge (1989) has so well demonstrated. Boundaries of cultural regions only coincidentally correspond with ...
molasses

molasses  

The residue left after repeated crystallization of sugar; it will not crystallize. Contains 67% sucrose, together with glucose and fructose and (if from beet) raffinose and small quantities of ...
nativism

nativism  

In sociological contexts, this term is used most commonly to refer to the negative, ethnocentric responses of native-born populations towards immigrants. The classic study of such responses is John ...
New Orleans

New Orleans  

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Largest city in Louisiana and chief port of the Gulf states, is situated on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, 100 miles above its mouth. The site was known ...
New York

New York  

The presence of Latinos and Latinas in New York can be traced back to the nineteenth century, but the largest waves arrived throughout the twentieth century. The Latina and Latino ...
New York Food

New York Food  

A vast natural web of food resources in the region now occupied by New York City was quickly obliterated when Europeans arrived. The Dutch West India Company, which founded the ...
Pickles, Sweet

Pickles, Sweet  

The noun “pickle” applies to that which pickles as well as to that which gets pickled; hence, a sweet pickle is both a fruit or vegetable that has been preserved ...

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