by Katherine D. Neustadt
University of Massachusetts Press, 1992
Paper: 978-0-87023-799-7
Library of Congress Classification GT2956.U6N48 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 394.3

An appreciative examination of the New England clambake, Neustadt divides her study into three parts: historical (social, economic, political, regional, and cultural) influences on the clambake; a close focus on the Allen's Neck clambake as a cultural phenomena in its own right; and a critical examination of the central elements of the clambaking tradition--food, ritual, and festival.

The author views the clambake as a unique American folk tradition with interesting connections and rich resonances with other aspects of American culture and history.