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Maize and Grace

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

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$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674025578

Publication Date: 09/15/2007


304 pages

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

31 halftones, 2 charts, 6 maps, 10 tables


  • 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

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