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Author La Fleur, J. D. (James Daniel), 1969-

Title Fusion foodways of Africa's Gold Coast in the Atlantic era / by J.D. La Fleur.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Atlantic world : Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1500-1830, 1570-0542 ; v. 26
Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 26.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Finding history in early Afro-Atlantic foodways -- Grist for the mill : Africanist historiography of pre-colonial agriculture -- Introducing the land to culture : an interpretation -- Seeds of change : early African experimentation with foreign starches -- You reap what you sow : the profits and perils of the new starchy staples -- The porcupine's shame : bearing the burden of cassava culture -- Finding food in Afro-Atlantic history.
Summary Fusion Foodways describes the agricultural and cultural history of the Gold Coast (now, Ghana) in the Atlantic era, exploring the historical significance of new food crops and culinary techniques from the Americas, Asia and elsewhere in Africa to the farmers who produced them and to everybody who ate.
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Subject Food crops -- Ghana -- History.
Food habits -- Ghana -- History.
Agriculture -- Ghana -- History.
Plant introduction -- Ghana -- History.
Crops -- Adaptation -- Ghana -- History.
Starch crops -- Ghana -- History.
Cassava as food -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: La Fleur, J.D. (James Daniel), 1969- Fusion foodways of Africa's Gold Coast in the Atlantic era. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012 9789004224124 (DLC) 2012021561 (OCoLC)794033425
ISBN 9789004234093 (electronic bk.)
9004234098 (electronic bk.)
9781283551021 (MyiLibrary)
1283551020 (MyiLibrary)