African Ethnobotany in the Americas
Robert Voeks, John Rashford (eds)
Springer, 2013 | ISBN: 978-1-4614-0835-2

This book provides a comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. With the aid of archival and field research carried out in North America, South America and the Caribbean, contributors explore, among other issues, the historical, environmental and political-ecological factors that facilitated or hindered transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the significance of cultural resistance in refining and redefining plant-based traditions; the principal categories of plant use that resulted; the exchange of knowledge among Amerindian, European and other African peoples; and the changing significance of African-American ethnobotanical traditions in the 21st century. Further information …