African Ethnobotany in the Americas by Robert Voeks,John Rashford PDF

By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

ISBN-10: 1461408350

ISBN-13: 9781461408352

African Ethnobotany within the Americas presents the 1st accomplished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. prime students at the topic discover the complicated dating among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. via archival and box examine conducted in North the USA, South the US, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the old, environmental, and political-ecological elements that facilitated/hindered  transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the position of Africans as energetic brokers of plant and plant wisdom move in the course of the interval of plantation slavery within the Americas; the importance of cultural resistance in refining and redefining plant-based traditions; the crucial different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, eu and different African peoples; and the altering value of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered via considerable visible content material and contributions from popular specialists within the box, African Ethnobotany within the Americas is a useful source for college kids, scientists, and researchers within the box of ethnobotany and African Diaspora studies.

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