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

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

Author: Judith Ann Carney
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2001]
Series: ACLS Fellows' publications.; ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carney, Judith Ann.
Black rice.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00053941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Carney
ISBN: 9780674029217 0674029216 0674262530 9780674262539
OCLC Number: 657619002
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Joint winner of African Studies Association (ASA) Best Book Prize (formerly known as the Melville J. Herskovits Prize) 2002
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History 2001
Nominated for Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award 2002
Nominated for Wesley-Logan Prize 2001
Nominated for Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award 2001
Nominated for Charles S. Sydnor Award 2002
Nominated for Julia Cherry Spruill Prize 2002
Nominated for Allan Sharlin Memorial Award 2002
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: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Figures --
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 AtlanticWorld --
6. Legacies --
Notes --
References --
Series Title: ACLS Fellows' publications.; ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Judith A. Carney.


Rice was a major plantation crop during the first 300 years of settlement in the Americas. It accompanied slaves across the Middle Passage throughout the New World to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the  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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