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By Judith Ann. CARNEY

Few american citizens establish slavery with the cultivation of rice, but rice was once an important plantation crop through the first 3 centuries of cost within the Americas. Rice observed African slaves around the heart Passage during the New global to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern usa. through the center of the eighteenth century, rice plantations in South Carolina and the black slaves who labored them had created the most ecocnomic economies within the world.

Black Rice tells the tale of the real provenance of rice within the Americas. It establishes, via agricultural and ancient facts, the very important importance of rice in West African society for a millennium prior to Europeans arrived and the slave exchange begun. the traditional trust that Europeans brought rice to West Africa after which introduced the data of its cultivation to the Americas is a basic fallacy, one that succeeds in effacing the origins of the crop and the function of Africans and African-American slaves in moving the seed, the cultivation abilities, and the cultural practices precious for developing it within the New international.

In this vibrant interpretation of rice and slaves within the Atlantic global, Judith Carney finds how racism has formed our old reminiscence and missed this severe African contribution to the making of the Americas.

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