About This Project
"Hog Meat en Rabbit en Fish en Such as Dat": Pre- and Post-Emancipation Foodways in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Archaeologists and historians of slavery know that the foodways of slaves -- their diet, dishes, and social mores of eating -- changed over time for a variety of reasons. Was emancipation one such reason? Did it further change the way people ate in the South? I am studying the foodways of enslaved and recently emancipated people in order to find out.