Religious Roots of Vegetarianism in America
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 904 , Segment 1
Episode: Roots of Vegetarianism
- Mar 9, 2021 7:00 pm
- 49:24 mins
Vegetarianism in America was strongly promoted by the Bible Christian Church as a foundational behavior that would prepare the way for abolition and women’s rights. This movement eventually inspired the health crusade of Sylvester Graham. That graham cracker attributed to him? He probably wouldn't have approved of the ones we're enjoying today. Guest: Adam Shprintzen, Associate Professor of History at Marywood University and author of "The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921"