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Please visit kellyksharp.com for most up to date CV and information.
- Recent Publications
Provisioning Charleston: Race, Labor, and Food in the Antebellum South Carolina Lowcountry (Cambridge University Press, Under Contract).
Chapter in an Edited Volume
“’Principle Formed Within the Soul’: The Life and Labor of Maria Stewart, 1803-1879)” in Black Americans in the Age of Emancipation eds. William Horne, Caroline Grego and Lucien Holness (forthcoming).
“The Creolized Kitchen: Interpreting the Life of a Catawba Indian-Made Pan from Urban Charleston, 1800-1830” in Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular ed. Dale Couch (Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art), 2018.
“Sowing Diversity: The Antebellum Roots of Truck Farming in the Coastal South,” Agricultural History, vol. 94, no. 3 (Summer, 2020).
“Current Trends in African American Business History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Recent Historiography and Applications of the Field,” History Compass, (December, 2019).
“All-Consuming Provisions: The Role of Charleston’s Grocers in Food Distribution, 1790-1840,” The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (2017): 31-43.
“Fruits and Vegetables,” “Roasted Meat,” and “The Virginia Housewife,” in World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, ed. Alexandra Kindell (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Press, 2018).
Public Facing Writing
“Ed Scott,” “Salley Seymour,” “Eliza Seymour Lee,” BlackPast, BlackPast.org, forthcoming.
“Toot! Toot!: My Own Horn on Twitter,” Roundtable on Being a Digitally Engaged Professional, The Panorama: Expansive Views from The Journal of the Early Republic, ThePanorama.SHEAR.org, March 3, 2020.
“Small Finds, Big Lives,” Black Women’s Studies Association, BlackWomensStudies.com,
September 28, 2019.
“There and Back Again: The Trans-Atlantic Tomato,” The Recipes Project: Food, Magic, Art,
Science, and Medicine, recipes.hypothesis.org, September 1, 2018.
“Slow-Churn Democracy: Ice Cream in 18th and 19th Century America,” The Recipes Project: Food, Magic, Art, Science, and Medicine, recipes.hypothesis.org, May 9, 2017.
“The Emerson Institute: Turn-of-the-Century School for a Rural Black Community,” Presbyterian
Historical Society Newsletter, February, 2017.
Review of Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, and Abyss for H-Net Slavery, (forthcoming, 2020).
Review of Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for his Family Farm and Racial Injustice in the Mississippi Delta in Agricultural History (forthcoming 2019).
Review of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South in Essays in History, vol. 52 (2018).
Review of Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine in The South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 118 no 2 (Spring 2018).
Review of Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine in Coordinating Council of Women Historians Newsletter, vol 49 no 2 (Summer 2018).
Review of The Travelers’ Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lowcountry, South Carolina, 1666–1861 in The South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 118 no 4 (Winter 2017).
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