About the Author

Adam D. Shprintzen is Assistant Professor of History at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Adam received his PhD in History with distinction from Loyola University Chicago in May 2011, where his studies focused on nineteenth century America. Previously, Adam served as Digital and Archival Historian (see, Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington) at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, where he managed digital history projects as well as the institution's archival holdings. Adam's first book, entitled The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921 was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October 2013.

Adam received his BA (with honors) from Manhattanville College in 1999, his MA in History at Hunter College, CUNY in 2005, and his PhD from Loyola University Chicago in 2011.  Adam has presented his research findings on vegetarian history to a variety of academic conferences, has two articles published on the subject and has spoken to various vegetarian groups and societies on the identity's history. Adam's work on digital history has also appeared in Common-place and his research at Mount Vernon was mentioned by the New York Times.

In addition to spending his time scouring archives to find old vegetarian cookbooks, Adam is a nearly obsessive baseball fan, enjoys listening to a wide range of music and spending time in the kitchen experimenting with a variety of vegetarian recipes.  Most importantly, Adam lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats, all of whom put up with his long descriptions of long gone vegetarians, wheat bread and boarding houses.

Contact Adam at ashprintzen76@gmail.com if you are interested in booking a speaking event, have any questions or otherwise would like to start a dialogue.

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