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African ethnobotany in the Americas

Author: Robert A Voeks; John Rashford
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Springer life sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for students, scientists, and researchers in the field of ethnobotany and African Diaspora studies, this title examines the ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Voeks; John Rashford
ISBN: 9781461408352 1461408350 9781461408369 1461408369
OCLC Number: 733249498
Description: xii, 429 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert Voeks and John Rashford --
Seeds of memory : botanical legacies of the African diaspora / Judith Carney --
Did enslaved Africans spark South Carolina's eighteenth-century rice boom? / Stanley B. Alpern --
African origins of sesame cultivation in the Americas / Dorothea Bedigian --
By the rivers of Babylon : the Lowcountry basket in slavery and freedom / Dale Rosengarten --
Gathering, buying, and growing sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia sericea) : urbanization and social networking in the sweetgrass basket-making industry of Lowcountry South Carolina / Patrick T. Hurley [and others] --
Marketing, culture, and conservation value of NTFPs : case study of Afro-Ecuadorian use of Piquigua, Heteropsis ecuadorensis (Araceae) / Maria Fadiman --
Berimbau de barriga : musical ethnobotany of the Afro-Brazilian diaspora / James Sera and Robert Voeks --
Trans-atlantic diaspora ethnobotany : legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean migration in Central Cuba / Erica S. Moret --
What makes a plant magical? : symbolism and sacred herbs in Afro-Surinamese winti rituals / Tinde van Andel [and others] --
Medicinal and cooling teas of Barbados / Sonia Peter --
Candomble's cosmic tree and Brazil's Ficus species / John Rashford --
Exploring biocultural contexts : comparative woody plant knowledge of an indigenous and Afro-American Maroon community in Suriname, South America / Bruce Hoffman --
Ethnobotany of Brazil's African diaspora : the role of floristic homogenization / Robert Voeks.
Series Title: Springer life sciences.
Responsibility: Robert Voeks, John Rashford, editors.
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