Bread for Acceptance

“It was about this time that my Father planned and founded a Club (that) met every Thursday evening, I think at the house of Abigail Jones, a coloured cook famous at that day…Most of the prominent men of ability and character in New York belonged to the club, which also through its members, invited strangers…

Bread for a Better World

“It is the wife, the mother only—she who loves her husband and her children as woman ought to love, and who rightly perceives the relations between the dietetic habits and physical and moral condition of her loved ones, and justly appreciates the importance of good bread to their physical and moral welfare—she alone it is,…

Comfort Bread

“Look at them as they once were, and will be again…How entirely contented, and even joyous, are they! The humblest and hardest toilers are radiant with self-satisfaction, as if there were neither labor nor care to-morrow. They drink, and laugh and chat energetically and boisterously, as if they really relished it, and smoke, and sing…

Winter Sabbath Bread

“Thus shall the days as God designed, Improve my health, unbend my mind; And Monday morning, free from pain, Cheerful I’ll go to work again.“ The New England Farmer and Gardener’s Journal, 1838 Americans have had a complicated relationship with the Sabbath since the post-Revolutionary period, at least. Among the pious of colonial New England,…

Dainty Bread

“The new woman, in the sense of the best woman, the flower of all the womanhood of past ages, has come to stay — if civilization is to endure. The sufferings of the past have but strengthened her, maternity has deepened her, education is broadening her — and she now knows that she must perfect…

Lunch Hour Bread

As the turn of the twentieth century approached, New York was at the tail end of nearly a century of non-stop transfiguration. The post-Civil War war boom had been especially good to the industrialists and financiers of Manhattan. An inexhaustible supply of cheap labor from Europe had been stoking the fire of local industry, now…