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Title Turning the tables : restaurants and the rise of the American middle class, 1880-1920 / Andrew P. Haley.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.


 Main Stacks  TX945 .H29 2011    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 356 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-351) and index.
Subject Restaurants -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Middle class -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Consumption (Economics) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Contents The tang and feel of the American experience: class, culture, and consumption -- Terrapin a la Maryland: the era of the aristocratic restaurant -- Playing at make believe: the failure of imitation -- Catering to the great middle stripe: beefsteaks and American restaurants -- The restauration: colonizing the ethnic restaurant -- The simplified menu: the case against gastronomic ostentation -- Satisfying their hunger: middle-class women and respectability -- The tipping evil: the limits of middle-class influence -- Ending linguistic disquises: the decline of French cuisine -- Indifferent gullets: the middle class and the cosmopolitan restaurant.