African Americans in Food Service

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African & African American Cookbooks
American Girls Pastimes
Addy's Cook Book. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Co. Publications, Inc., 1994.

Burgess, Mary
Soul to Soul: A Vegetarian Soul Food Cookbook. Santa Barbara: Woodbridge Pres Publishing Co., 1976

Darden, Norma Jean
Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Davies, Muriel Emekunle
What's Cooking Today: Recipes Used Around Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone: Gov't Printing Dept., 1996

DeKnight, Freda
The Ebony Cookbook; Date with a Dish. New York: Hermitage Press, Inc., 1948

Geraty, Virginia Mixson
Bittle en' T'ing': Gullah Cooking.... Orangeburg, S.C: Sandlapper Publishing Co., 1992.

Grosvenor, VertaMae
Vibration Cooking: or the Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl. New York: Doubleday, 1970

-----.Vertamae Cooks in the Americas' Family Kitchen San Francisco: Koed Books, 1996.

Hafner, Dorinda B
Dorinda's Taste of the Caribbean. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1996.

Harris, Jessica B
The Welcome Table: African American Heritage Cooking. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

-----.A Kwanzaa Keepsake. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

-----.The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998

Jones, Wilbert
The New Soul Food CookbookNew York: Carol Publishing, 1996.

Kaiser, Inez Yeargan
Soul Food Cookery New York: Pitman Publishing Corp., 1968

Lewis, Edna
The Taste of Country Cooking New York: Alfred Knopf, 1976.

Medearis, Angela Shelf
Ideas for Entertaining from the A.A. Kitchen New York: Dutton, 1997

National Council of Negro Women
The Black Family Reunion Cookbook New: Fireside, 1991.

-----.Celebrating Our Mother's Kitchens Memphis: The Wimmer Companies, Inc., 1994.

-----.(Cassandra Hughes Webster, ed.) Mother Africa's Table: A Collection of West African and African American Recipes and Cultural Traditions. New York: Main Street Books/Doubleday, 1998.

Randall, Chef Joe & Toni Tipton-Martin
A Taste of Heritage: The New African-American Cuisine. New York: MacMillan, 1998.

Spivey, Diane M.
The Peppers, Crackling, and Knots of Wool Cookbook: The Global Migration of African Cuisine. New York: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Thurman, Sue Bailey
The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro. Washington, D.C.: National Council of Negro Women, 1958.

White, Joyce
Soul Food: Recipes & Reflections from A.A. Churches. New York: HarperCollins, 1998

Williams, R.O.
Miss Williams' Cookery Book [Nigerian Cookery]. London: Longmans, Green & Co.,1957.

Readings about African American Etiquette
Bates, Karen Grigsby & Karen Elyse Hudson
Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
The Correct Thing to Do--To Say-To Wear. New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1995 (rpt.)

Cole, Harriette
How to Be: Contemporary Etiquette for African Americans . New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Reading about Foodways (African American)
Paige, Howard
Aspects of African American Foodways. Southfield, MI: Aspects Publishing Company, 1999.

Parker, Idella, and Marjorie Keating
Idella: Marjorie Rawlings' 'Perfect Maid.'. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992.

Parker, Idella, and Marjorie Keating
Idella: Marjorie Rawlings' 'Perfect Maid.'. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992.

Taylor, Joe Gray
Eating, Drinking, and Visiting in the South: An Informal History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

Titus, Mary
"Groaning tables and Spit in the Kettles: Food and Race in the Nineteenth-Century South." Southern Quarterly 20, no. 2-3 (1992): 13-21.

Whitehead, Tony L.
"Sociocultural Dynamics and Food Habits in a Southern Community." In Food in the Social Order: Studies of Food and Festivities in Three American Communities, edited by Mary Douglas, 97-142. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1984.

Witt, Doris
Black Hunger. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

-----. "Soul Food: Where the Chitterling Hits the (Primal) Pan." In Eating Culture, edited by Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz, 258-87. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Readings about Foodways (During Enslavement)
Blassingame, John
The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Chase, Leah and Johnny Rivers
Down Home Healthy: Family Recipes of Black American Chefs. Washington, D.C.: National Cancer Institute, 1993.

Genovese, Eugene
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage Books, Inc., 1976.

Hilliard, Sam
"All Kinds of Good Rations." In Hogmeat and Hoecake: Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.

Joyner, Charles
Down By the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984.

Mitchell, Patricia B.
Soul on Rice: African Influences on American Cooking. Virginia: Self-published, 1993.

Morgan, Philip D.
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1998.

White, Debra Grey
Arn't I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: W.W. Norton, 1985.

Shange, Ntozake
If I Can Cook You Know God Can!. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.

Sobel, Mechel
The World They Made Together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Yentsch, Anne E.
A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology. Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 1994

Readings Foodways (General)
Brown, Linda Keller, and Kay Mussell
Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States: The Performance of Group Identity. Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 1984.

Camp, Charles
American Foodways: What, When, Why and How We Eat in America. Little Rock: August House, Inc., 1989.

Counihan, Carole M. and Penny Van Esterik, eds.
Food and Culture: A Reader New York: Routledge, 1997.

Pillsbury, Richard
No Foreign Food: The American Diet in Time and Place, edited by Richard Pillsbury, 165-170. Boulder: Westview Press, 1998.

Williams, Susan
Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts: Dining in Victorian America. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.
Readings about Material Culture
Beaudry, Mary C., Lauren J. Cook, and Stephen A Mrozowski
"Artifacts and Active Voices: Material Culture as Social Discourse." In The Archaeology of Inequality, edited by Robert Paynter and Randall H. McGuire, 150-191. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.

Katz-Hyman, Martha B.
" 'In the Middle of this Poverty Some Cups and a Teapot': The Material Culture of Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Virginia and the Furnishing of Slave Quarters at Colonial Williamsburg." Research report. Williamsburg, VA.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1993.

Borchert, James
Alley Life in Washington. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Carson, Barbara G.
"Interpreting History through Objects." Journal of Museum Education 10, no. 3 (1985): 129-133.

Carson, Cary
"Doing History With Material Culture." In Material Culture and the Study of American Life, edited by Ian M.G. Quimby, 41-64. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1978.

Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth
Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Deetz, James
In Small Things Forgotten. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.

Ferguson, Leland
Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

St. George, Robert Blair
Material Life in America, 1600-1800. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1982.

Goings, Kenneth W.
Mammy and Uncle Mose: Black Collectibles and American Stereotyping. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Paynter, Robert, and Randall H. McGuire, eds.
The Archaeology of Inequality. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.

Schlereth, Thomas
"Material Culture Studies in America, 1876-1976." In Material Culture Studies in America, edited by Thomas Schlereth. Nashville: The American Association for State and Local History, 1982.

Singleton, Theresa, ed.
The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life. Florida: Academic Press, 1985.
-----.'I, Too, am America': Studies in African American Archaeology. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1994.

Readings about Migration & Urbanization

Adero, Malaika, ed.
Up South: Stories, Studies and Letters of this Century's A.A. Migrations. New York: New Press, 1993

Crew, Spencer
Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915-1940. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.

Drake, St. Clair and Horace Cayton
Black Metropolis New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1945

Henri, Florette Black Migration: Movement North 1900-1920: The Road from Myth to Man. New York: Anchor Press, 1976.

Lemann, Nicholas
The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.

Levine, Lawrence
Black Culture, Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Marks, Carol
Farewell, We're Good and Gone. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Pleck, Elizabeth
Black Migration and Poverty. New York: Academic Press, 1979.

Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Who Set You Flowin'? The African-American Migration Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

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