Working cures : healing, health, and power on southern slave plantations (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Working cures : healing, health, and power on southern slave plantations

Author: Sharla M Fett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2002]
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working Cures explores black health under slavery showing how herbalism, conjuring, midwifery and other African American healing practices became arts of resistance in the antebellum South and invoked conflicts.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fett, Sharla M.
Working cures.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)623607766
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharla M Fett
ISBN: 0807827096 9780807827093 080785378X 9780807853788
OCLC Number: 48619308
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Visions of health --
Soundness --
Spirit and power --
Sacred plants --
Conjuring community --
II: Areas of conflict --
Doctoring women --
Danger and distrust --
Fooling the master.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Sharla M. Fett.
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"An excellent study sure to invigorate interests in the history of medicine in the antebellum South." - Tera W. Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University

 
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