Good Food for Little Money: Food and Cooking Among Urban Working-class Americans, 1875--1930

Good Food for Little Money: Food and Cooking Among Urban Working-class Americans, 1875--1930

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In this dissertation, I argue that material considerations were as important as considerations of culture and the maintenance of social ties. By material considerations, I mean the physical and technological structure of people's lives. Food choices are conditioned by the time, space, and tools available to cook and eat with; people cooked not just what they wanted, but what they reasonably could cook in their circumstances. Along with choosing what to eat, people decide how to cook it, and sometimes whether they can hire or convince someone else to do it for them. I am interested in that decision, and in the range of possibilities open to urban working-class people.some did work in cigar factories, pickle canneries, and bakeries. There were three ... addition to being published separately, are excerpted and combined with historical essays in Roy Lubove, ed., Pittsburgh (New York: New Viewpoints, 1976).


Title:Good Food for Little Money: Food and Cooking Among Urban Working-class Americans, 1875--1930
Author: Katherine Leonard Turner
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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