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African American foodways : explorations of history and culture

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  • Creator edited by Anne L. Bower
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication 1st Illinois pbk. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009, c2007.
  • Series
  • Physical Details 183 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780252076305, 0252076303
  • OCLC ocn312121120


Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Watching Soul Food / Anne L. Bower -- pt. 1. The history of African American food -- 1. Food crops, medicinal plants, and the Atlantic slave trade / Robert L. Hall -- 2. Soul food as cultural creation / William C. Whit -- 3. Excavating the south's African American food history / Anne Yentsch -- pt. 2. Representations of African American food -- 4. From fiction to foodways : working at the intersections of African American literary and culinary studies / Doris Witt -- 5. Chickens and chains : using African American foodways to understand black identities / Psyche Williams-Forson -- 6. Recipes for respect: black hospitality entrepreneurs before World War I / Rafia Zafar -- 7. Recipes for history : the National Council of Negro Women's five historical cookbooks / Contributors -- Index

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