Using archaeological data, archival research and previously conducted oral history interviews, Warner crafts a narrative of food as a central site of resistance for African Americans . . . [and] raises critical, important questions concerning African-American food consumption. -- Food Anthropology

 Contains insights about daily life for African-Americans at the turn-of-the-century. -- Civil War Book Review

 A striking interdisciplinary analysis....[Warner] provides evidence of Maynard-Burgess food choices as everyday acts of resistance to discriminatory practices. As such, his study demonstrates the agency of free blacks in the racialized climate of 19th-century Annapolis. -- American Anthropology

 A meticulous study of the faunal remains excavated at an Annapolis, Maryland, house . . . Warner shows us what [the family] ate and suggests the many meanings those meals conveyed. -- Journal of Southern History

 A timely and welcome addition to the literature on African American identity studies and to foodways more generally. . . . Mandatory reading for any courses concerned with the archaeology and anthropology of African Americans. Northeast Historical Archaeology