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Restaurant Republic: The Rise of Public Dining in Boston

Kelly Erby

Abstract

Restaurant Republic examines the nascent restaurant landscape in Boston in its entirety, from the most plebian of eateries to the extremely elite and refined. Focusing on the rise of commercial dining in one specific city provides the opportunity to systematically explore the varied networks of public dining venues that catered to distinct groups of Americans. The story of why Americans embraced dining out and the wide variety of ways in which they began to do so is an important one. Restaurants were a major part of a growing trend in urban public venues dedicated to consumer leisure in the ni ... More

Keywords: Food, Culinary History, Boston, Nineteenth Century, Consumption, Restaurants, Gender, Class, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691302
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691302.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly Erby, author
Washburn University