Cover: Maize and Grace: Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000, from Harvard University PressCover: Maize and Grace in PAPERBACK

Maize and Grace

Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674025578

Publication Date: 09/15/2007

Short

304 pages

5-1/8 x 7-15/16 inches

31 halftones, 2 charts, 6 maps, 10 tables

World

  • Preface
  • 1. Africa and the World Ecology of Maize
  • 2. Naming the Stranger: Maize’s Journey to Africa
  • 3. Maize’s Invention in West Africa
  • 4. Seeds of Subversion in Two Peasant Empires
  • 5. How Africa’s Maize Turned White
  • 6. African Maize, American Rust
  • 7. Breeding SR-52: The Politics of Science and Race in Southern Africa
  • 8. Maize and Malaria
  • 9. Maize as Metonym in Africa’s New Millennium
  • Appendix: Tables
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

From Our Blog

Photo of Karma Ben-Johanan working from home

Virtual Conferences, Working from Home, and Flying Kids

Like many conferences this year, the annual American Academy of Religion­/­Society of Biblical Literature conference will be virtual. HUP’s Editorial Director, Sharmila Sen, who normally attends the conference, decided to check in with some of the people she would have otherwise seen there in person.