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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Yvonne Patricia Chireau
|Description:||ix, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||"Our religion and superstition was all mixed up" : conjure, Christianity and African American supernatural traditions --
"Africa was a land a' magic power since de beginnin' a history" : old world sources of conjuring traditions --
"Folks can do yuh lots of harm" : African American supernatural harming traditions --
"Medical doctors can't do you no good" : conjure and African American traditions of healing --
"We all believed in hoodoo" : conjure and Black American cultural traditions.
|Responsibility:||Yvonne P. Chireau.|
"Chireau has written a marvelous text on an important dimension of African-American religious culture. Expanding beyond the usual focus of scholarship on Christianity, she describes and analyzes the