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High and Dry on the North Shore, Thursday Sept 20, 2018

High and Dry on the North Shore, Thursday Sept 20, 2018
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    Post #1 - August 5th, 2018, 10:25 pm
    Post #1 - August 5th, 2018, 10:25 pm Post #1 - August 5th, 2018, 10:25 pm
    Chicago Foodways Roundtable presents

    High and Dry on the North Shore

    Presented by Bill Savage

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Joint meeting with the Highland Park Historical Society and
    Highwood Historical Society

    Santi’s Garden
    324 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL 60040
    Public transportation: Metra North to the Highwood Station,
    immediately west of the RR tracks.
    Free street parking
    Cost: Free. All are welcome!

    When the 18th Amendment was enacted in 1919, the fifth-largest industry in the United States became illegal. While many parts of the country (including, famously, many north-of-Chicago suburbs) were already legally “Dry,” Prohibition changed the political and moral landscape of the nation, introducing intrusive federal law enforcement, a new kind of organized crime, and the “scofflaw.” In this talk, Bill Savage will discuss how the politics of Temperance, and the battle between Wets and Drys, exposes rifts in American identity (and American food-and-drink culture) that still resonate today. Using George Ade’s The Old-Time Saloon as a guide, he will explore Prohibition historian Daniel Okrent’s not-so-rhetorical question: “How the Hell Did that Happen?”

    Bill Savage teaches American literature at Northwestern University and the Newberry Library of Chicago, with special emphasis on Chicago writers and the dynamics of urban spaces, including saloons then and now. He edited and annotated Ade’s The Old-Time Saloon (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Chicago By Day and Night: a Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America (with Paul Durica, Northwestern University Press, 2013), a guide to night life during the 1893 World’s Fair. Books will be for sale, cash or check.

    This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable with the Highland Park Historical Society and Highwood Historical Society. To reserve, please e-mail: culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.

    http://www.CulinaryHistorians.org
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - August 6th, 2018, 9:58 am
    Post #2 - August 6th, 2018, 9:58 am Post #2 - August 6th, 2018, 9:58 am
    This sounds like an interesting program.
    Many on the North Shore will be unable to attend as it will be Kol Nidre,
    the eve and start of Yom Kippur...
    unfortunate timing...
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #3 - August 6th, 2018, 10:28 am
    Post #3 - August 6th, 2018, 10:28 am Post #3 - August 6th, 2018, 10:28 am
    Obviously I did not notice.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #4 - August 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm
    Post #4 - August 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm Post #4 - August 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm
    Just spoke with Cathy-
    This program has been moved to Thursday Sept 20th.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #5 - August 9th, 2018, 4:15 pm
    Post #5 - August 9th, 2018, 4:15 pm Post #5 - August 9th, 2018, 4:15 pm
    irisarbor wrote:Just spoke with Cathy-
    This program has been moved to Thursday Sept 20th.


    Thank you, irisarbor!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #6 - September 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm
    Post #6 - September 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm Post #6 - September 21st, 2018, 12:19 pm
    Podcast
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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