A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

By Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Combining the examine of nutrition tradition with gender reports and utilizing per­spectives from historic, literary, environmental, and American stories, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt examines what southern women’s offerings approximately meals let us know approximately race, classification, gender, and social power.

Shaken via the legacies of Reconstruction and the turmoil of the Jim Crow period, diversified races and periods got here jointly within the kitchen, frequently as servants and mistresses but in addition as individuals with shared tastes and traditions. mostly all in favour of elite whites or terrible blacks, southern foodways are frequently portrayed as reliable and unchanging—even as an untroubled resource of nostalgia. A Mess of Greens bargains a distinct standpoint, bearing in mind industrialization, environmental degradation, and women’s elevated function within the workforce, all of which prompted sizeable financial and social adjustments. Engelhardt finds a large heart of southerners that integrated negative whites, farm households, and heart- and working-class African americans, for whom the stakes of what counted as southern nutrition have been very high.

Five “moments” within the tale of southern food—moonshine, biscuits as opposed to cornbread, girls’ tomato golf equipment, pellagra as depicted in mill literature, and cookbooks as technique of communication—have been selected to light up the connectedness of nutrition, gender, and position. Incorporating neighborhood cookbooks, letters, diaries, and different archival fabrics, A Mess of Greens exhibits that deciding on to serve chilly biscuits rather than scorching cornbread may possibly have an effect on a family’s acceptance for being hygienic, ethical, proficient, or even godly.

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The town also had its own female moonshiner, who lived directly on the path between schoolhouse and church. During revival week, the schoolteacher made his pupils sing hymns in front of her house on their way to mandatory church services. One is tempted to imagine the woman sitting inside sipping some of her product and laughing—and perhaps she did enjoy her chosen career. But in truth, her life must have been incredibly difficult—as a single woman in the 1920s with a daughter to raise in a small town with few economic opportunities besides farming (and that difficult for a woman to do by herself and impossible without the means to own land).

40 chapter one At the same time, people knew to look out for scams, fads, and fashion; with world wars, violent labor strikes, and lynch mobs also realities, consumers often had to develop strategies to survive in the marketplace. 32 American studies scholar Mancini examines early country music (much of which emerged from the South), arguing rural southern hybrid culture paralleled modern, urban culture of the 1920s and developed its own “blurring of fixed social categories” in response to the complications of modern identities.

An ear of corn on a farm far away from the market was hardly worth harvesting, but ground, canned, or fermented, it could be shipped more easily and sold at greater profit. Such realities, combined with inconsistent prosecution of those caught, gave powerful incentive to turn to illegal distilling. 5 Finally, the third explanation acknowledges the seductive persona of the romanticized moonshiner. When educator Daisy Dame came to Kentucky in 1910, she longed to find a man with a Winchester at an abandoned still she visited.

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