New PDF release: African Ethnobotany in the Americas

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 abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. major students at the topic discover the complicated courting among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. through archival and box study conducted in North the US, South the US, and the Caribbean, participants discover the historic, environmental, and political-ecological components 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 valuable different types of plant use that resulted; the alternate of data between Amerindian, eu and different African peoples; and the altering value of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered through plentiful 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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