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Africana Studies: African American Foodways

About this Guide:

This guide provides some starting places for research into various aspects of African American foodways. For additional resources, visit the:

Finding Secondary Sources

Library Catalog

African American agriculturists
African American cooking – History

African American farmers -- United States
African Americans -- Agriculture

African Americans -- Food – History
Blacks -- Food -- America -- History

Cooking, African – History
Food consumption -- United States

Food relief -- United States
Food -- Political aspects

Food habits -- Africa – History
Food industry and trade -- United States

Food security -- United States
Food supply -- Social aspects

Food writers
Food writing

Slaves -- Diet -- United States – History



Civil Rights

General Food-Related Primary Source Tools

Cooks, Cookbooks, and Menus

Farming/Food Production

To find oral histories with Black farmers, do a web search for:

  • Black farmers oral histories