What the Slaves Ate

What the Slaves Ate

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The powerful, long-neglected testimony of former slaves places African American slave foods and foodways at the center of the complex social dynamics of the plantation South.Alex Montgomery (MS) recalled that molasses was part of every cake he had as a slave. He shared: . . . we ... [Mitchell 1998: 30] Pound Cake In 1857, the slave Harriet Jacobs wrote of making pound cake in a letter to her mother. Slaves wouldanbsp;...

Title:What the Slaves Ate
Author:Herbert C. Covey, Dwight Eisnach
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2009


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