Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information


Event Name:At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers of the Urban Sphere.
Event Type(s):Community Event
Description:The Decorah Area Chapter of the American Association of University Women will be sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Kelly Sharp, assistant professor of Africana Studies and history at Luther College.
Event Date:11/18/2019
Event Time:7:30P.M.
Location:Decorah Public Library - Public Meeting Room
202 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101

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Details:Shatp is the recent winner of the Bradford Dissertation Prize, an annual competition that recognizes the best dissertation written on any aspect of the American South.

According to AAUW lecture organizers, this lecture is a close examination of the informal apprenticeships and daily labor of enslaved female cooks, the tools they used on a daily basis, and relationships with their enslavers.
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