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By Robert Voeks Ph.D., John Rashford Ph.D., M.A. (auth.), Robert Voeks, John Rashford (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461408350

ISBN-13: 9781461408352

ISBN-10: 1461408369

ISBN-13: 9781461408369

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st entire exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. prime students at the topic discover the advanced courting among plant use and that means one of the descendants of Africans within the New international. using archival and box learn performed in North the US, South the US, and the Caribbean, members discover the old, environmental, and political-ecological components 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 crucial different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.

Bolstered via ample 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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The migrations of African plants in the period of plantation slavery are thus ineluctably tied to the institution and processes of the transatlantic trade in human beings. Slave ships carried Africa’s botanical heritage, which gave uprooted Africans opportunities to establish them anew. In their dooryard gardens and food fields, slaveholders discovered them and at times even exploited their commercial potential (Carney and Rosomoff 2009). Ownership of human beings imparted to slaveholders the right to appropriate the practices and cultivation methods that slaves used to secure their daily sustenance.

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3, p. 7; ch. 9, pp. 2, 6, 24). There can be little doubt that these early shipments of rice with slaves from Upper Guinea and the Cape Verdes involved O. glaberrima. It of course was never identified as such because the slave trade was just about over when the two rice species were scientifically distinguished. B. Alpern one and a half tons of red rice in Guinea-Conakry that may have been unmilled O. glaberrima (Mouser 2002a: 86 & n. 282). But the evidence lies in the presence of O. glaberrima in the Western Hemisphere.

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