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James C. McCann

Professor of History, Boston University

James C. McCann is a professor of history at Boston University.

Mr. McCann, is also the associate director of the African Studies Center at Boston University.

He has researched extensively in Africa — and has written detailed histories on both Ethiopia and the African environment.

In addition to “Maize and Grace,” he is the author of “Green Land, Brown Land, Black Land: An Environmental History of Africa, 1800-1999” (Heinemann, 1999).

Articles by James C. McCann

Maize, Africa’s New World Crop

How did maize become one of Africa's most important sources of food?

January 3, 2006