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Hoecakes, Hambone, and All That Jazz: African American Traditions in Missouriby Nolen, Rose M.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Summer 2004
Nolen traces the roots of African-American culture in Missouri through the course of American history. Beginning with the colonial period and moving forward through the antebellum era, the Civil War, and its aftermath, the narrative focuses on several figures such as William Wells Brown, John Berry Meachum, and Elizabeth Keckley.