|Kitchen Cache: The Hidden Meaning of Gender and Cooking in Twentieth-Century American Kitchens
||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
||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...
|With Or Without Your Blessing: Elizabeth Grimball and the Struggle of a Southern Teacher
||Driven by financial difficulties within the households of southern families during the Civil War, women entered the workforce on an economic basis, which unintentionally instigated a social transformation of traditional gender roles. For example, Joh...