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Author Fields-Black, Edda L
Title Deep roots : rice farmers in West Africa and the African diaspora / Edda L. Fields-Black
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008

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Descript xvi, 277 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series Blacks in the diaspora
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
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index
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
ISBN/ISSN 9780253352194 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253352193 (cloth : alk. paper)


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