The Georgia Peach
Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American SouthBook - 2016
Imprinted on license plates, plastered on billboards, stamped on the tail side of the state quarter, and inscribed on the state map, the peach is easily Georgia's most visible symbol. Yet Prunus persica itself is surprisingly rare in Georgia, and it has never played a major part in the southern agricultural economy. Why, then, have southerners - and Georgians in particular - clung to the fruit? 'The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South' shows that the peach emerged as a viable commodity at a moment when the South was desperate for a reputation makeover. This agricultural success made the fruit an enduring cultural icon despite the increasing difficulties of growing it. A delectable contribution to the renaissance in food writing, The Georgia Peach will be of great interest to connoisseurs of food, southern, environmental, rural, and agricultural history.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Branch Call Number: 634.25097 Ok3G 2016
Characteristics: xvi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm