In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World Book by Judith A. Carney

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World Book by Judith A. Carney

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World

The 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 f The 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 foods millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the Asian long bean, for example are 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 plots botanical gardens of the dispossessed became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies

Title : In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World
Author :  Judith A. Carney
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Isbn : 0520257502
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 296 pages

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