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Author Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author.

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

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  394.1 W195    ---  Available
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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 and index.
Contents Culinary exchanges and origins 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.
Source B&T 06.2019 PARS
Subject African Americans -- Food -- History.
African American cooking -- History.
Food habits -- United States -- History.
Food -- Social aspects -- United States.
Note Galley title: Tomorrow I'll be at the table : African American food culture from slavery to the present
Other Form: Online version: Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author. Getting what we need ourselves Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019] 9781538125250 (DLC) 2019012989
ISBN 9781442253902 (cloth : alk. paper)

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