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Author Fields-Black, Edda L.

Title Deep roots [electronic resource] : rice farmers in West Africa and the African diaspora / Edda L. Fields-Black.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System 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. MiAaHDL
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Subject Nalu (African people) -- Agriculture -- Guinea.
Baga (African people) -- Agriculture -- Guinea.
Rice farmers -- Guinea -- History -- 18th century.
Rice trade -- Guinea -- History -- 18th century.
Slave trade -- Guinea -- History -- 18th century.
Rice -- South Carolina -- History -- 18th century.
Rice -- Georgia -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- South Carolina -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fields-Black, Edda L. Deep roots. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008 9780253352194 0253352193 (DLC) 2008007846 (OCoLC)212908715
ISBN 9780253002969 (electronic bk.)
0253002966 (electronic bk.)
9780253352194 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253352193 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612238291