This is a cookbook that was used by women during world war II. Due to the war time efforts there were limited and/or rationed supplies, and it was necessary to have a new book of recipes based on the ingredients and supplies that were available.
"The Southern Cook Book: 322 Old Dixie Recipes" This is what they thought (think) of our culture. Good enough to take from but not good enough to be considered equal to them. You can pick who “they” are.