Rachel B. Herrmann

Lecturer
Rachel B. Herrmann is Lecturer in Modern American History at Cardiff University. She is the editor of To Feast on Us as Their Prey: Cannibalism and the Early Modern Atlantic.

No Useless Mouth
Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution
Rachel B. Herrmann
In the era of the American Revolution, the rituals of diplomacy between the British, Patriots, and Native Americans featured gifts of food, ceremonial feasts, and a shared experience of hunger. When diplomacy failed, Native Americans could destroy food stores and cut off supply chains in order to assert authority. Black colonists also stole and...





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