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African ethnobotany in the Americas

Author: Robert A Voeks; John Rashford
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
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"'African Ethnobotany in the Americas' provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and field research carried out in North America, South America, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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African ethnobotany in the Americas.
New York : Springer, c2013
(DLC) 2012944256
(OCoLC)733249498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Voeks; John Rashford
ISBN: 9781461408369 1461408369
OCLC Number: 811840479
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 429 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps.
Contents: Part 1. Crops and Cultivators --
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 --
Introduction / Robert Voeks and John Rashford. Part 2. Handicrafts and Crafters --
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, Brian Grabbatin, Cari Goetcheus and Angela Halfacre --
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. Part 3. Medicinal and Spiritual Ethnofloras --
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, Sofie Ruysschaert, Kobeke Van de Putte and Sara Groenendijk --
Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados / Sonia Peter. Part 4. Ethnobotanical Continuity and Change --
Candomblé'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.
Responsibility: Robert Voeks, John Rashford, editors.
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