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Hot, Hot Chicken: A Nashville Story

 These days, hot chicken is a “must-try” Southern food. Restaurants in

New York, Detroit, Cambridge, and even Australia advertise that they
fry their chicken “Nashville-style.”

But for almost seventy years, hot chicken was made and sold primarily
in Nashville’s Black neighborhoods—and the story of hot chicken says
something powerful about race relations in Nashville, especially as the
city tries to figure out what it will be in the future.

Hot, Hot Chicken recounts the history of Nashville’s Black communities
through the story of its hot chicken scene from the Civil War, when
Nashville became a segregated city, through the tornado that ripped
through North Nashville in March 2020.

Rachel Louise Martin first told the story of “How Hot Chicken Really Happened”to us here in 2015, and we're now proud to offer her new book.

 

Paperback, 224 pages, 6x9''

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