Eltis and Richardson Edited Volume on Slave Trade Database

Eltis, David, and David Richardson. Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008. A series of scholars of slavery and the slave trade join Eltis and Richardson for a study on the function and utility of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (available for use and … Continue reading Eltis and Richardson Edited Volume on Slave Trade Database

Fields-Black on Deep Roots of Rice Cultivation in West Africa and the Diaspora

Fields-Black, Edda L. Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Indiana University Press, 2008. Gilbert, Erik.  "Coastal Rice Farming Systems in Guinea and Sierra Leone, Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. By Edda L. Fields-Black."  The Journal of African History 50, no. 03 (2009): 437-438. From … Continue reading Fields-Black on Deep Roots of Rice Cultivation in West Africa and the Diaspora

AHR Exchange: “The Question of ‘Black Rice”

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 … Continue reading AHR Exchange: “The Question of ‘Black Rice”

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Online

From the website: Over 34,000 individual slaving expeditions between 1527 and 1866 that have been identified and verified to have actually occurred make up the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Records of the voyages have been found in multiple archival sources which are listed in a variable in the dataset. These records provide details about vessels, … Continue reading Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Online

Eltis, Morgan and Richardson on the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas

David Eltis, Philip D. Morgan, and David Richardson, “Agency and Diaspora in Atlantic History: Reassessing the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas,” American Historical Review 112, no. 5 (December 2007): 1329-1358. First Paragraph Steal: Broadly speaking, two contrasting models dominate interpretations of Atlantic history. One draws on Old World influences to explain the … Continue reading Eltis, Morgan and Richardson on the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas