African Ethnobotany in the Americas by Robert Voeks,John Rashford

By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas presents the 1st entire exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. best students at the topic discover the complicated courting among plant use and that means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. using archival and box learn conducted in North the United States, South the United States, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological elements that facilitated/hindered  transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the function of Africans as lively 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 significant different types of plant use that resulted; the alternate of information between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


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

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