Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora Edda L. Fields-black

ISBN: 9780253352194

Published: October 1st 2008

Hardcover

296 pages


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Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora  by  Edda L. Fields-black

Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora by Edda L. Fields-black
October 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 296 pages | ISBN: 9780253352194 | 7.48 Mb

Mangrove rice farming on West Africas 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 theMoreMangrove rice farming on West Africas 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 examination of inheritance, innovation, and borrowing, Deep Roots fashions a theory of cultural change that encompasses the diversity of communities, cultures, and forms of expression in Africa and the African diaspora.



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