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Planting Rice and Harvesting Slaves

Transformations along the Guinea-Bissau Coast,1400-1900

Walter Hawthorne

SeriesThis product is part of the series: The Social History of Africa Series

ISBN 978-0-325-07049-0 / 0-325-07049-0 / 2003 / 280pp / Paperback
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Hawthorne reevaluates long-held notions about the Atlantic slave trade's impact on a number of "stateless"—or decentralized—societies in Africa's Guinea-Bissau region. He shows that decentralized societies were by no means passive victims of the slave trade, as commonly depicted in the literature, but vigorously defended themselves from the incursions of the raiders.

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Dynamics of Regional Interactions
Political, Economic,and Agricultural Patterns Before the Mid-Sixteenth Century
Shipping Slaves from a Decentralized Region
Producing Slaves in a Decentralized Region
The Dynamics of Intracommunity Interactions
Struggles over New Political and Economic Institutions in Balanta
Communities in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Rise of Balanta Paddy Rice Production and Masculinization of Agricultural Labor in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Political, Economic, and Agricultural Patterns in the Nineteenth Century
Conclusion
Appendices
Glossary of Foreign Terms and Measurements
Bibliography
Index

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