Confederate Receipt Book: A Compilation of Over One Hundred Receipts, Adapted to the Times

Confederate Receipt Book: A Compilation of Over One Hundred Receipts, Adapted to the Times

by E. Merton Coulter (Editor)


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Originally published in 1863, this little book is a compilation of "receipts" to aid Southern households beset by shortages as the War Between the States raged on.

"Designed to supply useful and economic directions and suggestions in cookery, housewifery . . . and for the camp," these helpful hints first appeared in newspapers and other sources. The original edition was bound in yellow, polka-dot wallpaper. Only five copies of that edition were known to exist a hundred years later.

"A Cheap and Quick Pudding," "Apple Pie Without Apples," "Artificial Oysters," "Spruce Beer," "Soap," "Confederate Candles," "Simple Cure for Croup," "Method of Curing Bad Butter," "To Purify River or Muddy Water," and "Hints for the Ladies" on "freshening" a dress to the new style—these are all included, over a hundred "receipts" to get by in hard times.

Confederate Receipts has as much sentimental appeal to modern readers as it had practical value to a previous generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820305615
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/01/1981
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

E. MERTON COULTER came to the University of Georgia as an associate professor in 1919; he was named an emeritus professor of history in 1958 and continued to work on campus until his death in 1981. During his career, he wrote or edited more than thirty books and his contributions to periodicals were extensive. Coulter was coeditor of the ten–volume History of the South and author of two of the volumes in the series; he also served as editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly for fifty years.

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