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The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro

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Publisher Comments:

From the organization that brought us The Black Family Reunion cookbooks comes The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro, a fun, richly brewed collection of recipes, historical facts, photos, and personal anecdotes. First published in 1958 by the National Council of Negro Women, it includes contributions from members in thirty-six states plus the District of Columbia and offers exceptional insight into American history and the African-American community at the time of its publication. As John Hope Franklin (whose own family owns a copy of the book) points out, much of the cultural information in the cookbook has never been passed down to successive generations.

Arranged according to the calendar year, the cookbook opens with a cake to be baked in celebration of both New Year's Day and the Emancipation Proclamation. Scattered among the recipes one finds excerpts from documents such as the Gettysburg Address and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tributes to well-known figures like Harriet Tubman, Phillis Wheatley, and Booker T. Washington appear alongside brief bios and recipes in celebration of important but obscured figures. This delightful collection of delicious recipes helps us commemorate African-American history throughout the year.

Synopsis:

A richly brewed collection of recipes, historical facts, photos and personal anecdotes. Scattered among recipes readers find excerpts from such documents as the Gettysburg Address and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This delightful collection of delicious recipes helps commemorate African-American history throughout the year. Illustrations.

About the Author

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of African-American women, their families, and their communities. Dorothy I. Height, national president and CEO of the NCNW, worked on the original edition of the cookbook in 1958 and lives in Washington, D.C. Anne Lieberman Bower, associate professor of English at Ohio State University, Marion, is editor of Recipes for Reading. She lives in Delaware, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807009642
Subtitle:
The Classic Year-Round Celebration of Black Heritage from Emancipation Proclamation Breakfast Cake to Wandering Pilgrim's Stew
Editor:
National Council Of Negro Women
Introduction:
Bower, Anne Lieberman
Foreword:
Height, Dorothy I.
Editor:
National Council of Negro Women
Author:
National Council of Negro Women
Foreword:
Height, Dorothy I.
Introduction:
Bower, Anne Lieberman
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afro-American cookery
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - African American
Subject:
African American cookery
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed..
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
20001020
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.93 lb

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Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » African American

The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro
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Product details 263 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807009642 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A richly brewed collection of recipes, historical facts, photos and personal anecdotes. Scattered among recipes readers find excerpts from such documents as the Gettysburg Address and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This delightful collection of delicious recipes helps commemorate African-American history throughout the year. Illustrations.
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