Robert Voeks,John Rashford's African Ethnobotany in the Americas PDF

By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas presents the 1st accomplished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. major students at the topic discover the advanced dating among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. because of archival and box examine conducted in North the US, South the United States, and the Caribbean, participants discover the historic, 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 primary different types of plant use that resulted; the alternate of information between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering value of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered via plentiful visible content material and contributions from popular 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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