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Deep roots : rice farmers in West Africa and the African diaspora

Author: Edda L Fields-Black
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mangrove rice farming on West Africa's Rice Coast was the mirror image of tidewater rice plantations worked by enslaved Africans in 18th-century South Carolina and Georgia. This book reconstructs the development of rice-growing technology among the Baga and Nalu of coastal Guinea, beginning more than a millennium before the transatlantic slave trade. It reveals a picture of dynamic pre-colonial coastal societies,  Read more...
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Fields-Black, Edda L.
Deep roots.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008007846
(OCoLC)212908715
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edda L Fields-Black
ISBN: 9780253002969 0253002966
OCLC Number: 434586616
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 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: The Rio Nunez region : a small corner of West Africa's rice coast region --
The first-comers and the roots of coastal rice-growing technology --
The newcomers and the seeds of tidal rice-growing technology --
Coastal collaboration and specialization : flowering of tidal rice-growing technologies --
The strangers and the branches of coastal rice-growing technology --
Feeding the slave trade : the trade in rice and captives from West Africa's rice coast --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 : fieldwork interviews --
Appendix 2 : rice terminology in Atlantic languages spoken in the coastal Rio Nunez region.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Edda L. Fields-Black.

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