AHR Exchange: “The Question of ‘Black Rice”

Harper's Monthly Magazine (1859), vol. 19, p. 726; accompanies article by T. Addison Richards, "The Rice Lands of the South" (pp. 721-38). (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library), as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

This month’s American Historical Review features a forum on Judith Carney’s much discussed work Black Rice:  The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2001).  Scholars S. Max Edelson, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Walter Hawthorne, David Eltis, Philip Morgan and David Richardson weigh in.

AHR Exchange: The Question of “Black Rice”
Introduction
Beyond “Black Rice”: Reconstructing Material and Cultural Contexts for Early Plantation Agriculture

S. Max Edelson
Africa and Africans in the African Diaspora: The Uses of Relational Databases

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

From “Black Rice” to “Brown”: Rethinking the History of Risiculture in the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Walter Hawthorne

Black, Brown, or White? Color-Coding American Commercial Rice Cultivation with Slave Labor

David Eltis, Philip Morgan, and David Richardson
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