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Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Mark S. Warner


This book examines the food remains of two African American households of the late nineteenth century in Annapolis, Maryland. As with their white neighbors, the families who lived there participated in the explosive emergence of mass consumer culture. From the second half of the nineteenth century onward, this world of mass-produced goods, large corporations, and national marketing campaigns would both beckon to the Maynard and Burgess households and simultaneously remind them of their “place”. Racism and mass consumer culture oftentimes combined to create an everyday existence that was fraugh ... More

Keywords: foodways, mass consumer culture, Annapolis, Maryland, African American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061115
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark S. Warner, author
University of Idaho