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Fall 2021

Kitchens' American Literature 251

In fall semester 2021, students in this 251 American literature survey class examined foodways from Africa to America as seen in slave narratives from the 1840s and 1850s and in conjunction with the acclaimed Netflix documentary High on the Hog and the book that inspired the documentary, High on the Hog:  A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, by Jessica B. Harris.  The following projects contain stories connected to people from several states including Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Open a state and click through the stories found there.

Alabama Food Narratives

Mississippi Food Narratives

North Carolina Food Narratives

South Carolina Food Narratives

Tennessee Food Narratives