What the Slaves Ate: Recollections of African American Foods and Foodways from the Slave Narratives

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WHAT THE SLAVES ATE
Recollections of African American Foods
and Foodways from the Slave Narratives

HERBERT C. COVEY AND DWIGHT EISNACH

GREENWOOD PRESS
An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC

Santa Barbara, California Denver, Colorado Oxford, England

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - The WPA Narratives and Slave Diets 1
  • 2 - Slave Nutrition 10
  • 3 - African Roots and Food Traditions 39
  • 4 - Slave Cooking and Meals 51
  • 5 - Vegetables 73
  • 6 - Meat 95
  • 7 - Wild Game and Fish 113
  • 8 - Dairy 135
  • 9 - Grains, Cereals, and Baked Goods 144
  • 10 - Fruits, Nuts, and Coffee 167
  • 11 - Celebrations, Special Occasions, and the War 184
  • 12 - Closing Observations 209
  • Appendices - Foods Identified in the WPA Narratives 215
  • Appendix A- Vegetables 217
  • Appendix B - Meats 231
  • Appendix C - Wild Game- Birds 244
  • Appendix D - Wild Game- Fish/Shellfish 247
  • Appendix E - Wild Game- Reptiles and Amphibians 250
  • Appendix F - Wild Game- Mammals 251
  • Appendix G - Dairy 257
  • Appendix H - Grains 262
  • Appendix I - Baked Goods 265
  • Appendix J - Fruit 275
  • Appendix K - Nuts 280
  • Appendix L - Sugar/Molasses/Spices 282
  • Appendix M - Beverages 288
  • Appendix N - General or Unclear 297
  • Bibliography 299
  • Index 307
  • About the Authors 313
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