Free Lecture: Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

18 Sep

This upcoming Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Nutt Auditorium at Ole Miss The Southern Foodways Alliance will host its third annual Viking Range Lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will explore Andrew F. Smith’s forthcoming work, Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

Andrew F. Smith is a writer and lecturer on food and culinary history. He teaches Culinary History at the New School in Manhattan.  Smith serves as the general editor for the Reaktion Books Edible Series, and is past Chair of The Culinary Trust, the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). He is the Editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. He is author or editor of 15 other books, including this forthcoming work.

For more about Smith, see his website here.

Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, will introduce and welcome Mr. Smith to campus.  Dr. John R. Neff, director of the Center for Civil War Research and Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, will moderate discussion and questions following the lecture.

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