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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06172 Author/Creator: Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943) Place Written: Tuskegee, Alabama Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1918 Pagination: 1

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.

People: Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.

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

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, World War I, Food Conservation, Rationing, African American Author, African American History, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Diet and nutrition

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform World War I World War One