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Phipps, Sheila


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Kitchen Cache: The Hidden Meaning of Gender and Cooking in Twentieth-Century American Kitchens 2010 1930 For many centuries, women have been the designated cooks of domestic America. They have been the creators and sustainers of the American diet. But as the restaurant industry became a large force in the twentieth-century economy, the task of cooking w...
“The Truth of It Is, She has Her Reasons for Procreating So Fast”: Maria Taylor Byrd’s Challenges to Patriarchy in Eighteenth-Century Virginia 2012 1148 Maria Taylor Byrd (1698-1771) was the wife of wealthy colonial Virginia planter and politician William Byrd II. In the last portion of her life as a wealthy, widowed mother, Maria Byrd wielded a significant amount of control over herself and those ar...