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"Dining on Dissolution: Middle-Class Anxieties about Restaurants in the 1850s," is topic of presentation, March 7

“Dining on Dissolution: Middle-Class Anxieties about Restaurants in the 1850s,” will be discussed by Kelly Erby, assistant professor, history, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at room 100, Henderson Learning and Resource Center, Washburn University. The presentation is free and open to the public.

American dining habits underwent extraordinary transformation in the early 1800s as urbanites began relying on restaurants for their midday meals. This presentation examines the anxieties of the trend of dining out inspired by mid century, particularly among the middle class.

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honorary society, is sponsoring the presentation. For more information, contact Tom Prasch at (785) 670-1892.

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Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153

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