2013

African Ethnobotany in the Americas

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-0835-2 (Print) 978-1-4614-0836-9 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-9

    Introduction

  3. Crops and Cultivators

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-33

      Seeds of Memory: Botanical Legacies of the African Diaspora

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      Pages 35-66

      Did Enslaved Africans Spark South Carolina’s Eighteenth-Century Rice Boom?

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      Pages 67-120

      African Origins of Sesame Cultivation in the Americas

  4. Handicrafts and Crafters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-152

      By the Rivers of Babylon: The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom

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      Pages 153-173

      Gathering, Buying, and Growing Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia sericea): Urbanization and Social Networking in the Sweetgrass Basket-Making Industry of Lowcountry South Carolina

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      Pages 175-194

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

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      Pages 195-214

      Berimbau de barriga: Musical Ethnobotany of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora

  5. Medicinal and Spiritual Ethnofloras

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

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      Pages 217-245

      Trans-Atlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany: Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba

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      Pages 247-284

      What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in Afro-Surinamese Winti Rituals

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      Pages 285-308

      Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados

  6. Ethnobotanical Continuity and Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 309-309

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 311-333

      Candomblé’s Cosmic Tree and Brazil’s Ficus Species

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      Pages 335-393

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

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 395-416

      Ethnobotany of Brazil’s African Diaspora: The Role of Floristic Homogenization

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 417-429