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Raiford, Matthew

Summary: "From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah-Geechee. In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, Raiford's Nana handed over the deed to the family farm...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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Mitchell, Jerry

Summary: "An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases--decades after they had gotten away with murder"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 MIT

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Contents: O day (Bessie Jones) -- Katy went fishing with her hook and line (Hobart Smith) -- Walk in the parlor (Sid Hemphill & Lucius Smith) -- Mama's gonna buy (Vera Ward Hall) -- Wished I was in heaven sitting down (Fred McDowell) -- Po' Lazarus (Bright Light Quartet) -- The lass of Loch Royale (Neil Morris) -- Three nights drunk (J.E. Mainer and band) -- Turkey in the straw (Charley Everidge & Neil...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1997

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FOLK SOU

Miller, Karl Hagstrom

Summary: Karl Hagstrom Miller argues that the categories that we have inherited to think and talk about southern music bear little relation to the ways that southerners long played and heard music. Focusing on the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth, Miller chronicles how southern music--a fluid complex of sounds and styles in practice--was reduced to a series of distinct genres linked to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.64 MIL

Twitty, Michael

Summary: "Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty brings a fresh perspective to our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry--both black and white--through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 TWI

Contents: I don't mind the weather (Jim Henry) -- Diamond Joe (Charlie Butler) -- Joe the grinder (Irwin Lowry) -- Another man done gone ; Boll weevil blues (Vera Hall) -- Two white horses ; Country rag (East Texas rag) : (guitar solo) ; Shorty George (Smith Casey) -- Blues (up an down buildin' the KC line) ("Little Brother") -- Country blues ; I be's troubled (McKinley Morganfield) -- Lost John ; Fox...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder Select 1999

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES AFR

Summary: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV IN

Mooney, Carla

Summary: "The Southeast region covers the coastal and inland areas of the American South. Traditional Stories of the Southeast Nations features stories from several of the region's Native Nations, including the Choctaw, Natchez, and Cherokee. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject." -- Publisher's website.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 WHI

Contents: Sheep, sheep, don'tcha know the road (Bessie Jones and the Sea Island Singers) -- The juice of the forbidden fruit (Neil Morris) -- Devil's dream (Hobart Smith) -- You got dimples in your jaws (Willie Jones and others) -- Drunken hiccups (Hobart Smith) -- You done tol' everybody (Fred McDowell) -- The house carpenter (Almeda Riddle) -- Straighten 'em (Bright Light Quartet) -- Corn dodgers (Neil...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1997

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RELIGIOUS SOU

Schrager, Lee.

Summary: "These are 50 exciting new recipes for America's most decadently delicious food, from classic Southern preparations to new twists by chefs across the country, paired with 25 perfect sides--the best of the crispiest birds around, as selected by the founder of the South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festival. Everyone has their own take on fried chicken: some let it brine with lots of salt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5975 SCH

Nunn, Emily

Summary: A former "New Yorker" editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiancé, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 NUN

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

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Summary: A character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV CHE

Silver, Ron.

Summary: "Brunch has become America's favorite culinary pastime, a wonderfully appetizing and leisurely dining experience unfettered by either time constraints or choice of entrě--and a ritual so increasingly popular that it's not just for Sunday mornings. And hands down, no one does it better than Bubby's, the New York City destination restaurant that has been a hangout for hungry city dwellers and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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Contents: Death, have mercy / adapted & arranged by Vera Hall (Vera Hall, vocal) -- I want Jesus to walk with me / adapted & arranged by James Shorty (James Shorty, vocal; Mississippi Fred McDowell, guitar) -- Jesus is real to me / adapted & arranged by Mary Lee (Mrs. Mary Lee & congregation, vocals) -- I love the Lord / traditional (Reverend R.C. Crenshaw & congregation, vocals) -- A sermon fragment /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic 1993

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RELIGIOUS SOU

Summary: Live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves. The original recordings were made by interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the early 1930s and placed in the Library of Congress. They have now been re-mastered and made available to the American public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 rem

Hadden, Sally E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 HAD

Yearwood, Trisha

Summary: "125 comfort food recipes and family favorites that are simple to prepare and will bring loved ones together, plus fun family stories and photos, from country music star, Food Network star, and #1 best-selling author Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood's fans know that she can cook up a comforting, delicious meal that will feed a family! Like her earlier bestsellers, Trisha's Kitchen will include...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles. The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PIPER, KAREN PIP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Piper 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PIPER PIP

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.

Summary: The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 GIL

Roberts, Blain.

Contents: Introduction -- Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady -- Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor -- Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South -- Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women -- Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 ROB

Contents: East Virginia blues (Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, guitar and vocal; Jay Bennett, banjo) -- I'm on the battlefield for my Lord (Ethel Caffie-Austin, piano and vocal) -- John Henry (John Jackson, guitar and vocal) -- A lazy farmer boy (Greg Hooven String Band) -- Old dog blue (Lonnie Pitchford, guitar and vocal) -- Home sweet home (New Lost City Ramblers) -- The butcher boy (Ginny Hawker, vocal;...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Folkways 1998

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FOLK HAR

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