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By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st complete exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and abilities one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. major students at the topic discover the advanced dating among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. by way of archival and box study performed in North the USA, South the US, and the Caribbean, members discover the old, environmental, and political-ecological components that facilitated/hindered  transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the function of Africans as energetic brokers of plant and plant wisdom move throughout the interval of plantation slavery within the Americas; the importance of cultural resistance in refining and redefining plant-based traditions; the central different types of plant use that resulted; the alternate of data between Amerindian, eu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered by way of ample 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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