Cindy Ott - Pumpkin

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End In this fascinating cultural and natural history, Cindy Ott, an assistant professor of American Studies at St. Louis University, tells the story of the pumpkin. Beginning with the myth of the first Thanksgiving, she shows how Americans have used the pumpkin to fulfill their desire to maintain connections to nature and to the family farm of lore, and, ironically, how small farms and rural communities have been revitalizaed in the process.

Event address: 
Left Bank Books - Central West End
399 N. Euclid Ave.
63108 Saint Louis
Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon By Cindy Ott, William Cronon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Cindy Ott, William Cronon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780295991955
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Washington Press - December 1st, 2012