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Historical Methodology


Af. Am. Cookbooks 19-20th c.

This is a guide to different sources available through Boston College relating to various methodological studies of history including cultural, history of medicine, etc.

Cooking and Home Economics

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Bibliographies and Anthologies

    Be aware that in searching for cookbooks, "African American cooking" as a subject phrase was written by white authors who included recipes they had learned from African American cooks. In recent years, the use of the phrase has changed. 

    Earliest African American cookbooks




    Magazines and Blogs

    Digital Collections



    Digital Libraries

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.