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Black magic : religion and the African American conjuring tradition

Author: Yvonne Patricia Chireau
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif Univ. of California Press 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure - the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements - from the slavery period to well  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Patricia Chireau
ISBN: 0520209877 9780520209879
OCLC Number: 845539031
Description: ix, 222 Seiten Illustrationen 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "Our Religion and Superstition Was All Mixed Up" Conjure, Christianity, and African American Supernatural Traditions 2. "Africa Was a Land a' Magic Power Since de Beginnin' a History" Old World Sources of Conjuring Traditions 3. "Folks Can Do Yuh Lots of Harm" African American Supernatural Harming Traditions 4. "Medical Doctors Can't Do You No Good" Conjure and African American Traditions of Healing 5. "We All Believed in Hoodoo" Conjure and Black American Cultural Traditions Conclusion Notes Index
Responsibility: Yvonne P. Chireau
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