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”
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