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Voeks, Robert

African Ethnobotany in the Americas

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Robert Voeks, John Rashford

2. Seeds of Memory: Botanical Legacies of the African Diaspora
Judith Carney

3. Did Enslaved Africans Spark South Carolina’s Eighteenth-Century Rice Boom?
Stanley B. Alpern

4. African Origins of Sesame Cultivation in the Americas
Dorothea Bedigian

5. By the Rivers of Babylon: The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom
Dale Rosengarten

6. Gathering, Buying, and Growing Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia sericea): Urbanization and Social Networking in the Sweetgrass Basket-Making Industry of Lowcountry South Carolina
Patrick T. Hurley, Brian Grabbatin, Cari Goetcheus, Angela Halfacre

7. Marketing, Culture, and Conservation Value of NTFPs: Case Study of Afro-Ecuadorian Use of Piquigua, Heteropsis ecuadorensis (Araceae)
Maria Fadiman

8.
Berimbau de barriga: Musical Ethnobotany of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora
James Sera, Robert Voeks

9. Trans-Atlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany: Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba
Erica S. Moret

10. What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in Afro-Surinamese Winti Rituals
Tinde Andel, Sofie Ruysschaert, Kobeke Putte, Sara Groenendijk

11. Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados
Sonia Peter

12. Candomblé’s Cosmic Tree and Brazil’s Ficus Species
John Rashford

13. Exploring Biocultural Contexts: Comparative Woody Plant Knowledge of an Indigenous and Afro-American Maroon Community in Suriname, South America
Bruce Hoffman

14. Ethnobotany of Brazil’s African Diaspora: The Role of Floristic Homogenization
Robert Voeks

Keywords: Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Anatomy/Development, Plant Physiology, Plant Genetics & Genomics

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Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781461408369

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