Political Potluck: The Intersection of a Cookbook, a Campaign, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Progressive-era Mississippi

Join food and cookbook enthusiasts on Tuesday, October 8 for “Political Potluck: The Intersection of a Cookbook, a Campaign, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Progressive-era Mississippi,” presented by Dr. Andrew P. Haley, associate professor of history in the School of the Humanities. Refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. with the lecture to follow at 6:30 p.m. in Cook Library room 123.

In 1910, a Jackson, Mississippi, chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy published a cookbook. Assembled by the wife of a governor, the daughter of a founder of the state’s most powerful newspaper, and the wife of a member of the planter elite whose family was mired in scandal, the United Daughters Confederate Veterans Cook Book nonetheless helped to wield together a disparate Southern elite and shape how Jacksonians thought of themselves for the next forty years.

The lecture will be accompanied by a potluck snack featuring recipes from the Jackson Council United Daughters of the Confederacy cookbook. All are invited to attend and are encouraged to prepare a recipe from the cookbook available online.

This event is free and open to the public.

To sign up for a recipe or for more information, contact Jennifer Brannock, University Libraries' Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana, at 601.266.4347 or Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu.