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"She Ought to Have Taken Those Cakes": Southern Women and Rural Food Supplies

An article from Southern Cultures 18:2, Summer 2012: The Special Issue on Food

By Rebecca Sharpless

15 pp

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0032-1
    Published: May 2012

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“In April 1930, five hundred potential customers showed up at the opening of Staunton’s curb market, and in 1936, the market’s most successful vendor, Nettie Shull, made more than $2,000 by selling potato chips, fried apple pies, potato salad, and dressed poultry.”

This article appears in the Summer 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook.

Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South.