Nutritional Trends in Africa and the Americas: Heights of Africans, 1819-1839

TitleNutritional Trends in Africa and the Americas: Heights of Africans, 1819-1839
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsEltis, D
JournalThe Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Volume12
Pagination453-475
ISBN Number0022-1953
KeywordsAfrican Americans - history, article, Diet - history, ETHNICITY AND ETHNIC GROUPS, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA, Nutrition, WEST AFRICA
Abstract

THE AUTHOR'S STUDY YIELDS MEAN HEIGHTS FOR AFRICANS IN AFRICA THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE FOR AFRICANS TAKEN TO THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN, BASED ON DATA FROM COPIES OF RECORDS OF COURTS AT SIERRA LEONE DEPOSITED AT THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE IN LONDON. HE DISCUSSES EPIDEMIOLOGICAL, GENETIC & NUTRITIONAL FACTORS ANENT MODERN HEIGHT DATA FOR ALL BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS & USA; IMPORT OF INDUSTRIALIZATION & FREEDOM.