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Title African ethnobotany in the Americas [electronic resource] / Robert Voeks, John Rashford, editors.
Published New York : Springer, c2013.
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 Electronic Book  GN476.73 .A37 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource ( xii, 429 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps.
Contents Part 1. Crops and Cultivators -- Seeds of Memory: Botanical Legacies of the African Diaspora / Judith Carney -- Did Enslaved Africans Spark South Carolina's Eighteenth-Century Rice Boom? / Stanley B. Alpern -- African Origins of Sesame Cultivation in the Americas / Dorothea Bedigian -- Introduction / Robert Voeks and John Rashford.
Part 2. Handicrafts and Crafters -- By the Rivers of Babylon: The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom / Dale Rosengarten -- Gathering, Buying, and Growing Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia sericea): Urbanization and Social Networking in the Sweetgrass Basket-Making Industry of Lowcountry South Carolina / Patrick T. Hurley, Brian Grabbatin, Cari Goetcheus and Angela Halfacre -- Marketing, Culture, and Conservation Value of NTFPs: Case Study of Afro-Ecuadorian Use of Piquigua, Heteropsis ecuadorensis (Araceae) / Maria Fadiman -- Berimbau de barriga: Musical Ethnobotany of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora / James Sera and Robert Voeks.
Part 3. Medicinal and Spiritual Ethnofloras -- Trans-Atlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany: Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba / Erica S. Moret -- What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in Afro-Surinamese Winti Rituals / Tinde van Andel, Sofie Ruysschaert, Kobeke Van de Putte and Sara Groenendijk -- Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados / Sonia Peter.
Part 4. Ethnobotanical Continuity and Change -- Candomblé's Cosmic Tree and Brazil's Ficus Species / John Rashford -- Exploring Biocultural Contexts: Comparative Woody Plant Knowledge of an Indigenous and Afro-American Maroon Community in Suriname, South America / Bruce Hoffman -- Ethnobotany of Brazil's African Diaspora: The Role of Floristic Homogenization / Robert Voeks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Blacks -- Ethnobotany -- America -- History.
Blacks -- Ethnobotany -- Africa -- History.
Africans -- Ethnobotany -- America -- History.
Slaves -- America -- History.
Ethnobotany -- America -- History.
Ethnobotany -- Africa -- History.
Plants, Edible -- America -- History.
Plants, Edible -- Africa -- History.
Medicinal plants -- America -- History.
Medicinal plants -- Africa -- History.
America -- Civilization -- African influences.
Related Names Voeks, Robert A., 1950-
Rashford, John.
Related To Print version: African ethnobotany in the Americas. New York : Springer, c2013. African ethnobotany in the Americas. New York : Springer, c2013 9781461408352 (DLC) 2012944256
ISBN 9781461408369 (electronic bk.)
1461408369 (electronic bk.)
9781461408352 (paper)
1461408350 (paper)