Black Foodways and Places: African-American Memories in WPA Narratives

Catherine Armstrong

Loughborough University

Catherine Armstrong is lecturer in American History at Loughborough University, in the UK. She has published two monographs on the printed representations of the landscape of the southern colonies, and on the pedagogical implications of teaching global slavery. This year an article was published in Slavery and Abolition on representations of slave autonomy in Frederick Law Olmsted's work. She is also a book historian and has published widely on transatlantic connections in print culture. 


This paper explores the significance of climate in the memories of enslaved nineteenth-century foodways in Works Progress Administration narratives. Material aspects of foodways, the climate and landscapes in which food was... [ view full abstract ]


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