Getting what we need ourselves : how food has shaped African American life
Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974- author.
Getting what we need ourselves : how food has shaped African American life / Jennifer Jensen Wallach.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Variant title
Galley title: Tomorrow I'll be at the table : African American food culture from slavery to the present
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-214) and index.
- 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
- The search for a common table during the Great Depression and World War II
- Food as politics during the black freedom struggle.
"[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.
- Subject headings
African American cooking--History.
Food habits--United States--History.
Food--Social aspects--United States.
- Genre heading
9781442253902 hardcover alkaline paper
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