Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This program on Virginia’s enslaved cooks will include a lecture in the duPont Library, book signing, and tour of Stratford’s historic kitchen.
Drawing extensively from her critically acclaimed book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, Dr. Deetz offers a wide-ranging interdisciplinary examination of Virginia’s enslaved plantation cooks seeking to advance our understanding of their contributions to Virginia’s rich cultural traditions. By examining the archaeological record, material culture, cultural landscapes, folklore, written records and racialized and gendered spaces, the lecture seeks to uncover the hidden voices of the men and women who cooked for their enslavers.
Tickets for this special event are $20 per person. Please register for this program by contacting Jon Bachman at [email protected] or 804-493-1972.
Stratford Hall Plantation
483 Great House Rd
Stratford, VA 22558