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CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix NOTE ON SOURCES xiii INTRODUCTION Taste and the American Cookbook 1 1. TASTE AND VIRTUE Domestic Citizenship and the New Republic 28 2. TASTE AND MORALITY Motherhood and the Making of a National Body 53 3. TASTE AND REGION The Constitutive Function of Southern Cookbooks 82 4. TASTE AND SCIENCE Cooking Schools, Home Economics, and the Progressive Impulse 113 5. TASTE AND RACE Revisions of Labor and Domestic Literacy in the Early Twentieth Century 143 EPILOGUE The Relevance of Taste 166 NOTES 173 BIBLIOGRAPHY 203 INDEX 217 viii CONTENTS ...

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