Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Staff Editorial "And just how were grits invented anyway?"

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Staff Editorial "And just how were grits invented anyway?"

Description

This editorial, written by student Scott Shepard, explains the history and lore behind the traditionally Southern and corn-based dish referred to as “grits”. After describing the dish’s contents, he goes on to illustrate how grits originated in the winter of 1863 from the concern of Mrs. Varina Davis. Mrs. Davis informed her husband Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, of the soldier’s desperation for a different way to prepare corn other than corn on the cob. Sporting a clear affection for the Confederate soldiers, and calling the Civil War the “fight for self-determination,” Shepard makes clear and deliberate use of Lost Cause ideology and terminology in an attempt to separate “Yankee” from “Southron” culture.

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Shepard, Scott. "And just how were grits invented anyway?" The University of Richmond Collegian 78, no. 18, (February 20, 1992): 5. .

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1992-02-20

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English

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Collegian78.18.5-19920220.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Shepard, Scott, “Staff Editorial "And just how were grits invented anyway?",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3023.