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Title Getting what we need ourselves : how food has shaped African American life / Jennifer Jensen Wallach.
Author Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author.
Publication Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 394.12089 W
Summary "[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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-214) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject African Americans -- Food -- History.
African American cooking -- History.
Food habits -- United States -- History.
Food -- Social aspects -- United States.
African American cooking. (OCoLC)fst01752736
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930613
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Note Galley title: Tomorrow I'll be at the table : African American food culture from slavery to the present
ISBN 9781442253902 hardcover alkaline paper
1442253908 hardcover alkaline paper

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