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Pod-Textualizing the Past is a podcast that explores U.S. history from pre-colonization through the U.S. Civil War. Produced at the University of Texas at El Paso, Professor Susan Stanfield talks with experts about specific aspects of U.S. history and their cultural impact.

July 3, 2020

Episode 13: Cooking an American Identity

Rachel Snell (Ph.D. History, University of Maine) studies food and food writing as a way to understand the lived experience of early American women.  Focused on the 18th Century, this interview examines women’s kitchen labor, Amelia Simmons, author of the first American cookbook, and the ritual of baking Election Cake. 

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