To Feast on Us As Their Prey

To Feast on Us As Their Prey
Author: Rachel B. Herrmann
Publsiher: Food and Foodways
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-02-11
ISBN: 1682260828
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Feast on Us As Their Prey Book Excerpt:

Long before the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, colony and its Starving Time of 1609-1610--one of the most famous cannibalism narratives in North American colonial history--cannibalism, and accusations of cannibalism, played an important role in the history of food, hunger, and moral outrage. Why did colonial invaders go out of their way to accuse women of cannibalism? What challenges did Spaniards face in trying to explain Eucharist rites to Native peoples? What roles did preconceived notions about non-Europeans play in inflating accounts of cannibalism in Christopher Columbus's reports as they moved through Italian merchant circles? Asking questions such as these and exploring what it meant to accuse someone of eating people as well as how cannibalism rumors facilitated slavery and the rise of empires, To Feast on Us as Their Prey posits that it is impossible to separate histories of cannibalism from the role food and hunger have played in the colonization efforts that shaped our modern world.

To Feast on Us as Their Prey

To Feast on Us as Their Prey
Author: Rachel B. Herrmann
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-02-11
ISBN: 1610756568
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Feast on Us as Their Prey Book Excerpt:

Winner, 2020 Association for the Study of Food and Society Book Award, Edited Volume Long before the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia, colony and its Starving Time of 1609–1610—one of the most famous cannibalism narratives in North American colonial history—cannibalism played an important role in shaping the human relationship to food, hunger, and moral outrage. Why did colonial invaders go out of their way to accuse women of cannibalism? What challenges did Spaniards face in trying to explain Eucharist rites to Native peoples? What roles did preconceived notions about non-Europeans play in inflating accounts of cannibalism in Christopher Columbus’s reports as they moved through Italian merchant circles? Asking questions such as these and exploring what it meant to accuse someone of eating people as well as how cannibalism rumors facilitated slavery and the rise of empires, To Feast on Us as Their Prey posits that it is impossible to separate histories of cannibalism from the role food and hunger have played in the colonization efforts that shaped our modern world.

Food Studies in Latin American Literature

Food Studies in Latin American Literature
Author: Rocío del Aguila,Vanesa Miseres
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1682261816
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Studies in Latin American Literature Book Excerpt:

"Collection of essays analyzing a wide array of Latin American narratives through the lens of food studies"--

Food in Memory and Imagination

Food in Memory and Imagination
Author: Beth Forrest,Greg de St. Maurice
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350096172
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food in Memory and Imagination Book Excerpt:

How do we engage with food through memory and imagination? This expansive volume spans time and space to illustrate how, through food, people have engaged with the past, the future, and their alternative presents. Beth M. Forrest and Greg de St. Maurice have brought together first-class contributions, from both established and up-and-coming scholars, to consider how imagination and memory intertwine and sometimes diverge. Chapters draw on cases around the world-including Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, and the US-and include topics such as national identity, food insecurity, and the phenomenon of knowledge. Contributions represent a range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. This volume is a veritable feast for the contemporary food studies scholar.

The Provisions of War

The Provisions of War
Author: Justin Nordstrom
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2021-09-06
ISBN: 1682261751
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Provisions of War Book Excerpt:

The Provisions of War examines how soldiers, civilians, communities, and institutions have used food and its absence as both a destructive weapon and a unifying force in establishing governmental control and cultural cohesion during times of conflict. Historians as well as scholars of literature, regional studies, and religious studies problematize traditional geographic boundaries and periodization in this essay collection, analyzing various conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through a foodways lens to reveal new insights about the parameters of armed interactions. The subjects covered are as varied and inclusive as the perspectives offered—ranging from topics like military logistics and animal disease in colonial Africa, Indian vegetarian identity, and food in the counterinsurgency of the Malayan Emergency, to investigations of hunger in Egypt after World War I and American soldiers’ role in the making of US–Mexico borderlands. Taken together, the essays here demonstrate the role of food in shaping prewar political debates and postwar realities, revealing how dietary adjustments brought on by military campaigns reshape national and individual foodways and identities long after the cessation of hostilities

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery
Author: Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1999-02-01
ISBN: 1101177101
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery Book Excerpt:

A freed slave's daring assertion of the evils of slavery Born in present-day Ghana, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano was kidnapped at the age of thirteen and sold into slavery by his fellow Africans in 1770; he worked in the brutal plantation chain gangs of the West Indies before being freed in England. His Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery is the most direct criticism of slavery by a writer of African descent. Cugoano refutes pro-slavery arguments of the day, including slavery's supposed divine sanction; the belief that Africans gladly sold their own families into slavery; that Africans were especially suited to its rigors; and that West Indian slaves led better lives than European serfs. Exploiting his dual identity as both an African and a British citizen, Cugoano daringly asserted that all those under slavery's yoke had a moral obligation to rebel, while at the same time he appealed to white England's better self. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Trickster Comes West

The Trickster Comes West
Author: Babacar M'Baye
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010-02-11
ISBN: 1604733527
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trickster Comes West Book Excerpt:

In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World and British oppression and what African influences brought to these diasporic expressions. Using an interdisciplinary method that combines history, literary theory, cultural studies, anthropology, folklore, and philosophy, the book examines the work of Pan-African trickster icons, such as Leuk (Rabbit), Golo (Monkey), Bouki (Hyena), Mbe (Tortoise), and Anancy (Spider), on the resistance strategies of early black writers who were exposing the evils of slavery, racism, sexism, economic exploitation, and other forms of oppression. Works discussed in this book include Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Quobna Ottobah Cugoano's Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery (1787), Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1795), Elizabeth Hart Thwaites's "History of Methodism" (1804), Anne Hart Gilbert's "History of Methodism" (1804), and Mary Prince's The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, Related By Herself (1831). Analyzing these writings in the context of the black Atlantic struggle for freedom, The Trickster Comes West relocates the beginnings of Pan-Africanism and suggests the strong influence of its theories of communal resistance, racial solidarity, and economic development on pioneering black narratives.

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species
Author: Ottobah Cugoano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1787
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Slavery
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unchained Voices

Unchained Voices
Author: Vincent Carretta
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780813128535
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unchained Voices Book Excerpt:

The Slave s Narrative

The Slave s Narrative
Author: Henry Louis Gates
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1990
ISBN: 0195066561
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Slave s Narrative Book Excerpt:

The autobiographical narratives of black ex-slaves published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries constitute the largest body of literature produced by slaves in human history. Black slaves in the New World created a veritable "literature of escape" depicting the overwhelming horrors of human bondage. These narratives served the abolitionist movement not only as evidence of the slaves' degradation but also of their "intellectual capacity." Accordingly, this literature has elicited a wealth of analysis- and controversy- from its initial publication right up to our day. This volume charts the response to the black slave's narrative from 1750 to the present. The book consists of three sections: selected reviews of slave narratives, dating from 1750 to 1861; essays examining how such narratives serve as historical material; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts.

Rooted Resistance

Rooted Resistance
Author: Ross Singer,Stephanie Houston Grey,Jeff Motter
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1610757254
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rooted Resistance Book Excerpt:

From farm-to-table restaurants and farmers markets, to support for fair trade and food sovereignty, movements for food-system change hold the promise for deeper transformations. Yet Americans continue to live the paradox of caring passionately about healthy eating while demanding the convenience of fast food. Rooted Resistance explores this fraught but promising food scene. More than a retelling of the origin story of a democracy born from an intimate connection with the land, this book wagers that socially responsible agrarian mythmaking should be a vital part of a food ethic of resistance if we are to rectify the destructive tendencies in our contemporary food system. Through a careful examination of several case studies, Rooted Resistance traverses the ground of agrarian myth in modern America. The authors investigate key figures and movements in the history of modern agrarianism, including the World War I victory garden efforts, the postwar Country Life movement for the vindication of farmers’ rights, the Southern Agrarian critique of industrialism, and the practical and spiritual prophecy of organic farming put forth by J. I. Rodale. This critical history is then brought up to date with recent examples such as the contested South Central Farm in urban Los Angeles and the spectacular rise and fall of the Chipotle “Food with Integrity” branding campaign. By examining a range of case studies, Singer, Grey, and Motter aim for a deeper critical understanding of the many applications of agrarian myth and reveal why it can help provide a pathway for positive systemic change in the food system.

Transatlantic Africa

Transatlantic Africa
Author: Kwasi Konadu
Publsiher: Diasporic Africa Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN: 1937306496
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Africa Book Excerpt:

Transatlantic Africa examines the internal workings of African and diasporic slave societies in the transatlantic era. Emphasizing a global context and the multiplicity of African experiences during that period, historian Kwasi Konadu interprets transatlantic slaving and its consequences through African and diasporic primary sources. Based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories, archival documents, and visual evidence, the book connects those experiences to local and international slaving systems. It also tackles the themes of commodification, capitalism, abolitionism, and reparations. By integrating these views with critical interpretations, Transatlantic Africa balances intellectual rigor with broad accessibility, helping readers to think anew about how transoceanic slaving made the modern world

A Rich and Tantalizing Brew

A Rich and Tantalizing Brew
Author: Jeanette M. Fregulia
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 161075655X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rich and Tantalizing Brew Book Excerpt:

The history of coffee is much more than the tale of one luxury good—it is a lens through which to consider various strands of world history, from food and foodways to religion and economics and sociocultural dynamics. A Rich and Tantalizing Brew traces the history of coffee from its cultivation and brewing first as a private pleasure in the highlands of Ethiopia and Yemen through its emergence as a sought-after public commodity served in coffeehouses first in the Muslim world, and then traveling across the Mediterranean to Italy, to other parts of Europe, and finally to India and the Americas. At each of these stops the brew gathered ardent aficionados and vocal critics, all the while reshaping patterns of socialization. Taking its conversational tone from the chats often held over a steaming cup, A Rich and Tantalizing Brew offers a critical and entertaining look at how this bitter beverage, with a little help from the tastes that traveled with it—chocolate, tea, and sugar—has connected people to each other both within and outside of their typical circles, inspiring a new context for sharing news, conducting business affairs, and even plotting revolution.

Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano

Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano
Author: Thomas Clarkson,Ottobah Cugoano
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN: 9781770482548
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano Book Excerpt:

When abolitionists Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano published their essays on slavery in the late eighteenth century, they became key participants in one of the most important human rights campaigns in history. British abolitionism sought to expose the realities of transatlantic slavery in addition to asking politicians to help dehumanized Africans in the New World, and this edition brings together two major essays of the 1780s that were influential in the spread of the early abolitionist movement: Clarkson’s An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species and Cugoano’s Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. A critical introduction and extensive historical appendices on British and American slavery and abolitionism, featuring contemporary arguments for and against slavery, are also included.

No Useless Mouth

No Useless Mouth
Author: Rachel B. Herrmann
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 1501716131
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Useless Mouth Book Excerpt:

In the era of the American Revolution, the rituals of diplomacy between the British, Patriots, and Native Americans featured gifts of food, ceremonial feasts, and a shared experience of hunger. When diplomacy failed, Native Americans could destroy food stores and cut off supply chains in order to assert authority. Black colonists also stole and destroyed food to ward off hunger and carve out tenuous spaces of freedom. Hunger was a means of power and a weapon of war. In No Useless Mouth, Rachel B. Herrmann argues that Native Americans and formerly enslaved black colonists ultimately lost the battle against hunger and the larger struggle for power because white British and United States officials curtailed the abilities of men and women to fight hunger on their own terms. By describing three interrelated behaviors—food diplomacy, victual imperialism, and victual warfare—the book shows that, during this tumultuous period, hunger prevention efforts offered strategies to claim power, maintain communities, and keep rival societies at bay. Herrmann shows how Native Americans, free blacks, and enslaved peoples were "useful mouths"—not mere supplicants for food, without rights or power—who used hunger for cooperation and violence, and took steps to circumvent starvation. Her wide-ranging research on black Loyalists, Iroquois, Cherokee, Creek, and Western Confederacy Indians demonstrates that hunger creation and prevention were tools of diplomacy and warfare available to all people involved in the American Revolution. Placing hunger at the center of these struggles foregrounds the contingency and plurality of power in the British Atlantic during the Revolutionary Era. Thanks to generous funding from Cardiff University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Chocolate

Chocolate
Author: Erin Cowling
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 1487517653
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Book Excerpt:

In terms of its popularity, as well as its production, chocolate was among the first foods to travel from the New World to Spain. Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature considers chocolate as an object of collective memory used to bridge the transatlantic gap through Spanish literary works of the early modern period, tracing the mention of chocolate from indigenous legends and early chronicles of the conquistadors to the theatre and literature of Spain. The book considers a variety of perspectives and material cultures, such as the pre-Colombian conception of chocolate, the commercial enterprise surrounding chocolate, and the darker side of chocolate’s connections to witchcraft and sex. Encapsulating both historical and literary interests, Chocolate will appeal to anyone interested in the global history of chocolate.

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic
Author: Alan Rice
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2003-04-30
ISBN: 9780826456076
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic Book Excerpt:

*Broad-based survey of trans-Atlantic black culture*Newest book in the popular Black Atlantic seriesRadical Narratives of the Black Atlantic is a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary take on trans-Atlantic black culture. Alan Rice engages fully with Paul Gilroy's paradigm of the Black Atlantic through examination of a broad array of cultural genres including music, dance, folklore and oral literature, fine art, material culture, film and literature. The aspects of black culture under discussion range from black British gravesites to sea shanties, from the novels of Toni Morrison to the paintings of the Zanzibar born black British artist Lubaina Himid and from King Kong to the travels of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson. The book places such figures as the African American traveller and Barbary slave narrator Robert Adams and the West Indian slave narrator Mary Prince in a Black Atlantic context that explicates them fully. A chapter on the Titanic disaster shows how diasporan Africans composed oral poems about the disaster to criticise the discriminatory practices of its owners and racial imperialism. Overall, the book argues for the crucial importance of Black Atlantic cultures in the formation of our modern world. Moreover, it argues that looking at Black culture and history through a national lens is distorting and reductive.

The nid of Virgil

The   nid of Virgil
Author: Virgil
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The nid of Virgil Book Excerpt:

Commensality From Everyday Food to Feast

Commensality  From Everyday Food to Feast
Author: Susanne Kerner,Cynthia Chou,Morten Warmind
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 0857857290
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commensality From Everyday Food to Feast Book Excerpt:

Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and cements relationships. It also sets boundaries, including or excluding people according to a set of criteria defined by the society. Particular scholarly attention has been paid to banquets and feasts, often hosted for religious, ritualistic or political purposes, but few studies have considered everyday commensality. Commensality: From Everyday Food to Feast offers an insight into this social practice in all its forms, from the most basic and mundane meals to the grandest occasions. Bringing together insights from anthropologists, archaeologists and historians, this volume offers a vast historical scope, ranging from the Late Neolithic period (6th millennium BC), through the Middle Ages, to the present day. The sixteen chapters include case studies from across the world, including the USA, Bolivia, China, Southeast Asia, Iran, Turkey, Portugal, Denmark and the UK. Connecting these diverse analyses is an understanding of commensality's role as a social and political tool, integral to the formation of personal and national identities. From first experiences of commensality in the sharing of food between a mother and child, to the inaugural dinner of the American president, this collection of essays celebrates the variety of human life and society.

Pass of Fire

Pass of Fire
Author: Taylor Anderson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN: 0399587543
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pass of Fire Book Excerpt:

After being transported to a strange alternate Earth, Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have learned desperate times call for desperate measures, in the return to the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series. Time is running out for the Grand Human and Lemurian Alliance. The longer they take to prepare for their confrontations with the reptilian Grik, the Holy Dominion, and the League of Tripoli, the stronger their enemies become. Ready or not, they have to move--or the price in blood will break them. Matt Reddy and his battered old destroyer USS Walker lead the greatest army the humans and their Lemurian allies have ever assembled up the Zambezi toward the ancient Grik capital city. Standing against them is the largest, most dangerous force of Grik yet gathered. On the far side of the world, General Shinya and his Army of the Sisters are finally prepared for their long-expected assault on the mysterious El Paso del Fuego. Not only is the dreaded Dominion ready and waiting for them; they've formed closer, more sinister ties with the fascist League of Tripoli. Everything is on the line in both complex, grueling campaigns, and the Grand Alliance is stretched to its breaking point. Victory is the only option, whatever the cost, because there can be no second chances.