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Fire and freedom : food and enslavement in early America / Psyche...

Title: Fire and freedom : food and enslavement in early America / Psyche Williams-Forson.
Variant Title: Food and enslavement in early America
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Williams-Forson, Psyche A., speaker.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : [National Institutes of Health], [2016]
Related Names: National Library of Medicine (U.S.). History of Medicine Division, sponsoring body.
Series: History of Medicine lecture
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (58 min.)) : color, sound
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Language: eng
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MeSH Subjects: Food --history
Enslavement --history
Exhibitions as Topic
History, Modern 1601-
United States
Other Subject(s): National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Summary: (CIT): History of Medicine Lecture What stories can meals tell us about people and places? Meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes. In the Chesapeake region, during the early colonial era, European settlers survived by relying upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition. Without this knowledge, Europeans suffered poor nutrition, in addition to widespread illness caused by the lack of medical care. Despite their perilous position, the colonists used human resources, the natural environment, and maritime trade to gain economic prosperity. But it is through the labor of slaves that we can learn about the ways that meals transcend taste and sustenance. Dr. Williams-Forson"s lecture will examine how these factors interacted, affecting all sides, a subject further highlighted by a new special display in the History of Medicine Division entitled: Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America, a project developed with research assistance provided by staff at The Washington Library at George Washington"s Mount Vernon.
Notes: Closed-captioned.
NLM Unique ID: 101697711
Other ID Numbers: (DNLM)CIT:19987


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