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By Rebecca Sharpless

ISBN-10: 0807834327

ISBN-13: 9780807834329

ISBN-10: 1469606860

ISBN-13: 9781469606866

As African American girls left the plantation economic system in the back of, many entered household provider in southern towns and cities. Cooking used to be one of many basic jobs they played, feeding generations of white households and, within the method, profoundly shaping southern foodways and tradition. Rebecca Sharpless argues that, within the face of discrimination, lengthy workdays, and coffee wages, African American chefs labored to say measures of regulate over their very own lives. As employment possibilities extended within the 20th century, so much African American ladies selected to depart cooking for extra profitable and no more oppressive production, clerical, or specialist positions. via letters, autobiography, and oral background, Sharpless inspires African American women's voices from slavery to the open economic climate, reading their lives at paintings and at home.

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