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By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st entire exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. top students at the topic discover the advanced dating among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. via archival and box study conducted in North the United States, South the USA, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological components that facilitated/hindered  transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the position of Africans as lively 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 imperative different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering value of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered by means of plentiful visible content material and contributions from well known 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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