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By Andrew F. Smith

In a full of life account of the yankee tuna during the last century, celebrated nutrients author and student Andrew F. Smith relates how tuna went from being offered essentially as a fertilizer to turning into the main typically ate up fish within the kingdom. In American Tuna, the so-called "chicken of the sea" is either the topic and the backdrop for different aspects of yankee heritage: U.S. overseas coverage, immigration and environmental politics, and nutritional developments. Smith recounts how tuna turned a well-liked inexpensive high-protein foodstuff starting in 1903, while the 1st can rolled off the meeting line. by way of 1918, skyrocketing revenues made it certainly one of America's most well-liked seafoods. within the many years that undefined, the yankee tuna hired millions, but at at mid-century construction began to fade. issues approximately poisonous degrees of methylmercury, by-catch concerns, and over-harvesting all contributed to the death of the at the present time, whilst purely 3 significant canned tuna manufacturers exist within the usa, all overseas owned. A awesome solid of characters—fishermen, advertisers, immigrants, epicures, and environmentalists, between many others—populate this interesting chronicle of yank tastes and the forces that effect them.

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