Assoc Prof Elizabeth Engelhardt Showcased in Upcoming Texas Book Festival
Posted: October 16, 2011
“A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food”
Saturday, October 22, Texas State Capitol: Capitol Extension Room E2.030
Engelhardt’s “A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food” (University of Georgia Press, Sept. 2011) offers a different perspective, taking into account industrialization, environmental degradation, and women’s increased role in the work force, all of which caused massive economic and social changes. Engelhardt reveals a broad middle of Southerners that included poor whites, farm families, and middle- and working-class African Americans, for whom the stakes of what counted as Southern food were very high. Go to the Texas Book Festival website for the full summary.