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First Name
Last Name
Rowan University
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Food history, 19th century, 20th century, household labor, industrialization, women's work, women's history
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About Me

Katherine Turner has a PhD from the University of Delaware (2008) and is a lecturer at Rowan University.

Recent Publications

How the Other Half Ate: A History of Working Class Meals at the Turn of the Century. University of California Press, 2014.


Introduction, Food in the American Gilded Age, ed. Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University Press, May 2017.


Chapter: “Tools and Spaces: Food and Cooking in Working-Class Neighborhoods,1880-1930,” in Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart (Warren Belasco and Roger Horowitz, editors; Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

Article: “Buying, Not Cooking: Ready-to-Eat Food in Working-class Neighborhoods in American Cities, 1880-1930.” Food, Culture, and Society, Spring 2006 (volume 9, number 1).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Gender, Labor, Technology, Urban History, Women