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Getting what we need ourselves : how food has shaped African American life /
Jennifer Jensen Wallach.
imprint
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
description
x, 227 pages : illustrations : 24 cm
ISBN
1442253908, 9781442253902
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imprint
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
isbn
1442253908
9781442253902
contents note
Culinary origins and exchanges during the Transatlantic slave trade -- Africanisms and adaptation during the era of slavery -- Foodways, resiliency, and white supremacy after the Civil War -- The quest to cook and eat with dignity during the Jim Crow era -- The search for a common table during the Great Depression and World War II -- Food as politics during the black freedom struggle.
abstract
"[T]races the history of African American food habits from West African origins through the twenty-first century, offering a unique set of insights into the daily concerns of black people in the US. The book demonstrates that from capture and enslavement through emancipation, the civil rights movement, and beyond, African American have embraced an understanding of the importance of food that goes beyond merely having enough to eat"--
catalogue key
12548411
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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