African Ethnobotany in the Americas
African Ethnobotany in the Americas provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and field research carried out in North America, South America, and the Caribbean, contributors explore the historical, environmental, and political-ecological factors that facilitated/hindered transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the role of Africans as active agents of plant and plant knowledge transfer during the period of plantation slavery in the Americas; 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.
Bolstered by abundant visual content and contributions from renowned experts in the field, African Ethnobotany in the Americas is an invaluable resource for students, scientists, and researchers in the field of ethnobotany and African Diaspora studies.
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As rice plantations spread up and down the Atlantic coast, the diffusion of AfricanAmerican winnowing baskets followed suit. By the twentieth century, with the demand for agricultural “work” baskets in sharp decline, basket makers ...
With maritime expansion in the early fifteenth century, the Portuguese diverted the slave trade to direct importation from places their caravels reached along the African coast. By 1448, about a 1,000 slaves had been carried back by sea ...
The region from Senegal to Liberia, known during the slave trade as the Upper Guinea Coast, provided indigenous cereals such as millet (Pennisetum glaucum), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), and African rice (O. glaberrima) in addition to the ...
Richard Ligon, who resided in Barbados during the 1640s, identified two locations along the African coast where the hair sheep breed was transported to the English colony: “[They] are brought from Guinny and Binny, and those have hair ...
... Peru as pack animals to carry heavy loads from the mountains and across the coastal desert. These camels did not arrive in the New World directly from Arabia but came from West Africa and the Atlantic islands offshore Senegambia.
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African Origins of Sesame Cultivation in the Americas
Handicrafts and Crafters
By the Rivers of Babylon The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom
Gathering Buying and Growing Sweetgrass Muhlenbergia sericea Urbanization and Social Networking in the Sweetgrass BasketMaking Industry of ...
Medicinal and Spiritual Ethno ﬂ oras
TransAtlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba
What Makes a Plant Magical? Symbolism and Sacred Herbs in AfroSurinamese Winti Rituals
Medicinal and Cooling Teas of Barbados
Ethnobotanical Continuity and Change
Candomblés Cosmic Tree and Brazils Ficus Species
Exploring Biocultural Contexts Comparative Woody Plant Knowledge of an Indigenous and AfroAmerican Maroon Community in Suriname South ...
Ethnobotany of Brazils African Diaspora The Role of Floristic Homogenization
Marketing Culture and Conservation Value of NTFPs Case Study of AfroEcuadorian Use of Piquigua Heteropsis ecuadorensis Araceae
Berimbau de barriga Musical Ethnobotany of the AfroBrazilian Diaspora