Judith Carney - In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World
The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. We’ve learned from first-person accounts during the plantation era history that this bondage and trans-Atlantic journey led to the introduction of foods that were previously only grown in Africa. By doing so, the enslaved became active participants in establishing African food staples on their subsistence plots and in the foodways of former plantation societies.
Professor Carney’s lecture will show how the African crop transfers intersected with commerce in human beings, and upend conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment.
Part of: Haas Institute's Research to Impact Series, Co-Organized with The Geography Dept. 23rd Sauer Memorial Lecture and Berkeley Food Institute
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m Lecture and Q&A
Reception to follow
Location: Chevron Auditorium, International House
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