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Rice and Slaves by Daniel C. Littlefield
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Sep 07, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: african-american-history, history, colonial-history
Read from September 06 to 07, 2010

i was so disappointed in this book. i was thinking it would be more about rice, but it was instead about the economic side of the international atlantic slave trade. i actually learned more about how rice was farmed in africa than in south carolina. plus, it just wasn't interesting. i can tell it was well researched and that lots of effort went into this, but i feel that there were better ways to not only organize the book, but to make it more interesting. the chapters and the subsections could have had a clearer thesis (like introducing the topic, summarizing the topic, etc). if you have a firm grasp of slave history and south carolina colonial history, then this book can provide good supplimental history for the wider international big picture.

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