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By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

ISBN-10: 1461408350

ISBN-13: 9781461408352

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st finished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. best students at the topic discover the complicated dating among plant use and that means one of the descendants of Africans within the New international. because of archival and box learn conducted in North the USA, South the US, and the Caribbean, participants discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological components that facilitated/hindered  transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the function 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 valuable different types of plant use that resulted; the alternate of data between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered through plentiful 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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