Deep Roots

Deep Roots

Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora

eBook - 2008
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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, quite unlike the static, homogenous pre-modern Africa of previous scholarship. From its exami.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9780253002969
0253002966
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps

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