By Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Rebecca Sharpless, Psyche Williams-Forson
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Moreover, natural historians and planters admitted that they could not always distinguish between poisonous and healthy drinks: beverages that appeared to be drinks for sustenance were instead invisibly converted into elements dangerous to planters’ lives. The difficulty of determining the cause of such danger is indicated by Sloane’s reference to “Accidents,” a term that suggests that the symptoms following the consumption poisoned liquids were not easily ascribed to one person or event but appeared inadvertent and random.
In one interview, Millie Evans described a number of recipes that indicated strong Native American influences. She described making ash pones from cornmeal by wrapping the ingredients in cornhusks (or collard greens) and covering them in hot coals for ten minutes. In an additional interview, Allen Sims described eating ashcakes as the “best bread [he] ever” ate. Evans also included several recipes for persimmons, including making a persimmon cornbread, persimmon pie, and persimmon beer. Persimmons are a late-ripening tree-born fruit; they can be dried to preserve them as well as eaten fresh.
A specimen’s place in a category exposed its similarity to and difference from other specimens, in this way illuminating the unique features of that object. Natural historians applied their prior knowledge and education to create these categories, so that while they did devise new names when they encountered plants or animals unknown in Europe, Old World perspectives shaped the ways that they encountered, described, and presented New World phenomena on paper. As Christopher P. Iannini has pointed out, natural histories and West Indian plantation slavery were inextricably connected in the eighteenth century.
Dethroning the deceitful pork chop : rethinking African American foodways from slavery to Obama by Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Rebecca Sharpless, Psyche Williams-Forson
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