By Robert Voeks,John Rashford

ISBN-10: 1461408350

ISBN-13: 9781461408352

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st finished 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 global. as a result of archival and box study conducted in North the USA, South the US, and the Caribbean, individuals discover the old, environmental, and political-ecological components 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 important different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of information between Amerindian, eu and different African peoples; and the altering importance of  African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.


Bolstered by means of considerable 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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