EAN-139780520269965   EAN-13 barcode 9780520269965
Product NameIn the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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Length6 inches    (convert)
Weight14.08 ounces    (convert)
AuthorJudith Carney, Richard Nicholas Rosomoff
Page Count296
Long DescriptionThe transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foodsmillet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the Asian” long bean, for exampleare native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves' food plotsbotanical gardens of the dispossessed”became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.
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