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Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas

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Few Americans identify slavery with the cultivation of rice, yet rice was a major plantation crop during the first three centuries of settlement in the Americas. Rice accompanied African slaves across the Middle Passage throughout the New World to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. By the middle of the eighteenth century, rice plantations in South Carolina and the black slaves who worked them had created one of the most profitable economies in the world.

Black Rice 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 millennium before Europeans arrived and the slave trade began. The standard belief that Europeans introduced rice to West Africa and then brought the knowledge of its cultivation to the Americas is a fundamental fallacy, one which succeeds in effacing the origins of the crop and the role of Africans and African-American slaves in transferring the seed, the cultivation skills, and the cultural practices necessary for establishing it in the New World.

In this vivid interpretation of rice and slaves in the Atlantic world, Judith Carney reveals how racism has shaped our historical memory and neglected this critical African contribution to the making of the Americas.

Synopsis:

Few Americans identify slavery with the cultivation of rice, yet rice was a major plantation crop during the first three centuries of settlement in the Americas. It accompanied African slaves across the Middle Passage throughout the New World to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. Judith Carney reveals how racism has shaped our historical memory and neglected this critical African contribution to the making of the Americas.

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2003 James M. Blaut Innovative Publication Award, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

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Co-Winner, 2002 Melville J. Herskovits Award, African Studies Association.

About the Author

Judith A. Carney is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor of Geography, UCLA

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674008342
Subtitle:
The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas
Author:
Carney, Judith Ann
Author:
Carney, Judith A.
Author:
Carney, Judith Ann
Author:
Dr. Judith A. Carney
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Rice
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Slaves -- Southern States.
Subject:
Rice - Southern States - History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 halftones, 10 line illustrations, 1 m
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Few Americans identify slavery with the cultivation of rice, yet rice was a major plantation crop during the first three centuries of settlement in the Americas. It accompanied African slaves across the Middle Passage throughout the New World to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. Judith Carney reveals how racism has shaped our historical memory and neglected this critical African contribution to the making of the Americas.
"Synopsis" by , 2003 James M. Blaut Innovative Publication Award, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers
"Synopsis" by , Co-Winner, 2002 Melville J. Herskovits Award, African Studies Association.
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