By Robert Voeks,John Rashford
African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st finished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. major students at the topic discover the advanced courting among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. by means of archival and box study conducted in North the US, South the US, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological elements that facilitated/hindered transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the position 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 primary different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of information between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.
Bolstered by means of 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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African Ethnobotany in the Americas by Robert Voeks,John Rashford