Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

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At the Hearth: Enslaved Cooks as Skilled Laborers of the Urban Sphere.

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Community Event

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.

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Decorah Public Library - Public Meeting Room
202 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101

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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.