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Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943) The sweet potato as a flour substitute

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06172 Author/Creator: Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943) Place Written: Tuskegee, Alabama Type: Broadside Date: circa 1918 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.2 x 16.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06172 Author/Creator: Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943) Place Written: Tuskegee, Alabama Type: Broadside Date: circa 1918 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.2 x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Carver, a celebrated agricultural chemist at the Tuskegee Institute, offers advice and recipes regarding conservation of the year's unusually large sweet potato crop. Provides recipes for using sweet potatoes to make flour, bread, and biscuits.

Background Information: Carver, noted for his developments in peanut farming, revolutionized Southern agriculture through his experiments with crop diversification. He also expanded the industrial use of agricultural products.

People: Carver, George Washington, 1864-1943

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraWorld War IFood ConservationRationingBlack AuthorAfrican American HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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