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Getting what we need ourselves : how food has shaped African American life / Jennifer Jensen Wallach.

Author/Creator:
Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author.
Other Title:
Galley title: Tomorrow I'll be at the table : African American food culture from slavery to the present
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 227 pages : 24 cm
Subjects:
African Americans -- Food -- History.
African American cooking -- History.
Food habits -- United States -- History.
Food -- Social aspects -- United States.
African American cooking.
Food habits.
Food -- Social aspects.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author. Getting what we need ourselves
ISBN:
9781442253902
1442253908
OCLC:
1090279394
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