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By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas presents the 1st complete exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. best students at the topic discover the complicated courting among plant use and that means one of the descendants of Africans within the New international. through archival and box learn performed in North the US, South the USA, and the Caribbean, participants discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological elements 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 imperative different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, eu and different African peoples; and the altering value of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.

 

Bolstered by way 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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