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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Jessica B. Harris

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Culinary historian and professor Jessica Harris was born in Queens, New York on March 18, 1948. After high school, Harris attended Bryn Mawr College, earning her A.B. degree in French in 1968. While there, she spent a year abroad in Paris. She returned to France in 1968, attending the Universite de Nancy for a year. She earned her master's degree from Queens College in 1971. Harris earned her Ph.D. degree from New York University in 1983. Harris worked as a lecturer in the department of romance languages at Queens College in 1969. She remained there throughout her career working as an associate professor in the English department. Harris enjoyed a cuisine career, writing on foods from around the world, often with a focus on African and Caribbean flavors. She wrote several books, including The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking and Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa's Gifts to New World Cooking.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
211 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Jessica B. Harris
Jessica B. Harris
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 2004 August 18.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 30 min., 17 sec.)) : sound, color
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