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Mojo workin' : the old African American Hoodoo system

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, 2013.
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"Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. She examines Hoodoo culture and history by tracing its emergence from African traditions to religious practices in the Americas. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls "regional Hoodoo clusters"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Hazzard-Donald
ISBN: 9780252037290 0252037294 9780252078767 0252078764 9780252094460 0252094468
OCLC Number: 788272374
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prescript --
Traditional religion in West Africa and in the new world: a thematic overview --
Disruptive intersection: slavery and the African background in the making of Hoodoo --
The search for High John the Conquer --
Crisis at the crossroads: sustaining and transforming Hoodoo's old black tradition from Emancipation to World War II --
The demise of Dr. Buzzard: black belt Hoodoo between the two World Wars --
Healin' da sick, raisin' da daid: Hoodoo as health care, root doctors, midwives, treaters --
Black belt Hoodoo in the post-World War II cultural environment --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Katrina Hazzard-Donald.

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Mojo Workin' is a key contribution to the study of Hoodoo in America, with some energizing new ideas about its origins, early expression, and broader religious aspects."--Journal of American Folklore Read more...

 
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