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Author Cooley, Angela Jill, author.

Title To live and dine in Dixie : the evolution of urban food culture in the Jim Crow South / Angela Jill Cooley.

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 207 pages).
Series Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place
Southern Foodways Alliance studies in culture, people, and place.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Southern food culture in transition, 1876-1935 -- Scientific cooking and southern whiteness -- Southern cafés as contested urban space -- pt. 2. Democratizing southern foodways, 1936-1959 -- Southern norms and national culture -- Restaurant chains and fast food -- pt. 3. The Civil rights revolution, 1960-1975 -- The politics of the lunch counter -- White resistance in segregated restaurants -- Cracker Barrel and the southern strategy.
Summary This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between activists who saw public eating places like urban lunch counters as sites of political participation and believed access to such spaces a right of citizenship, and white supremacists who interpreted desegregation as a challenge to property rights a.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food habits -- Southern States -- History.
Food -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Cooking, American -- Southern style -- History.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Southern States -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cooley, Angela Jill. To live and dine in Dixie. Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2015] 9780820347585 (DLC) 2014026035 (OCoLC)892432257
ISBN 9780820347608 (electronic bk.)
0820347604 (electronic bk.)
9780820347585 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0820347582 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780820347592 (paperback alkaline paper)
0820347590 (paperback alkaline paper)