29 minutes | May 21st 2020

Episode 159: Hucksters’ Paradise: Mobile Food in Urban Charleston, Part 2

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The “golden age” of huckstering food in the streets of Charleston dawned after the Civil War, when formerly-enslaved people expanded this popular form of marketing. Urban hucksters became nostalgic characters in an increasingly romanticized version of local history in the twentieth century, but they never really completely disappeared and their legacy continues to the present.
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