African Ethnobotany in the Americas by Robert Voeks,John Rashford

By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st finished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. prime students at the topic discover the complicated courting among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New international. because of archival and box study conducted in North the US, South the USA, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the ancient, 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 vital different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered via ample 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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