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Black rice : the African origins of rice cultivation in the Americas

Author: Judith Ann Carney
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"Through agricultural and historical evidence, [the author establishes] the independent domestication of rice in West Africa and its vital significance there for a millennium before Europeans arrived and the slave trade began."--Jacket.
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Carney, Judith Ann.
Black rice.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00053941
(OCoLC)45270253
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Carney
ISBN: 9780674029217 0674029216
OCLC Number: 657619002
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Encounters 2. Rice Origins and Indigenous Knowledge 3. Out of Africa: Rice Culture and African Continuities 4. This Was "Woman's Wuck" 5. African Rice and the Atlantic World 6. Legacies Notes References Index
Responsibility: Judith A. Carney.

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This text tells the story of the true provenance of rice in the Americas. It establishes, through agricultural and historical evidence, the vital significance of rice in West African society for a  Read more...

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Exploring crops, landscapes and agricultural practices in Africa and America, [Carney] demonstrates the critical role Africans played in the creation of the system of rice production that provided Read more...

 
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