By Robert Voeks Ph.D., John Rashford Ph.D., M.A. (auth.), Robert Voeks, John Rashford (eds.)

African Ethnobotany within the Americas offers the 1st accomplished exam of ethnobotanical wisdom and talents one of the African Diaspora within the Americas. best students at the topic discover the advanced dating among plant use and which means one of the descendants of Africans within the New global. due to archival and box learn performed in North the United States, South the US, and the Caribbean, participants discover the ancient, environmental, and political-ecological elements that facilitated/hindered transatlantic ethnobotanical diffusion; the position of Africans as energetic 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 imperative different types of plant use that resulted; the trade of data between Amerindian, ecu and different African peoples; and the altering value of African-American ethnobotanical traditions within the twenty first century.

Bolstered through considerable visible content material and contributions from popular specialists within the box, African Ethnobotany within the Americas is a useful source for college kids, scientists, and researchers within the box of ethnobotany and African Diaspora studies.

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1992: 1:268, 282 n. 13). A prescient ship captain named Nathaniel Cutting, who, in 1790, supplied Thomas Jefferson with a ten-gallon keg of African upland rice from Sierra Leone, wrote him that the “Red Rice, as this kind is sometimes call’d,” was “a distinct species” (Richards 1996: 217). In 1792, Royal Navy Capt. Philip Beaver noticed the difference in the flavor of African and Carolina (Asian) rice in GuineaBissau (Beaver 1805: 346). But African rice was not identified botanically until a German specialist, Ernst Gottlieb Steudel, studied samples of O.

The hair sheep was introduced as a meat animal in the early settlement period of Brazil, Barbados, and Jamaica. Marcgraf noted its arrival in Brazil via ships from western Africa. He also recorded the seventeenth-century Portuguese names for the hair sheep: carneiro de Guiné and carneiro d’Angola (Marcgrave 1942, 234). Writing about Jamaica later that century, Hans Sloane—founder of the British Museum—indicated that the island’s sheep were a breed that came from Africa (Sloane 2001, I: 254). 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 growing on them, instead of wool; and liker goats than sheep” (Ligon 1970, 59).

Consejo Superior de Investigaciónes Científicas, Madrid Saunders ACdeCM (1982) A social history of black slaves and freedmen in Portugal, 1441–1555. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Schneider JT (1991) Dictionary of African borrowings in Brazilian Portuguese. Helmut Buske Verlog, Hamburg Slenes R (2002) African Abrahams, Lucretias and men of sorrows: allegory and allusion in the Brazilian anti-slavery lithographs (1827–1835) of Johan Moritz Rugendas. Slavery Abolit 23(2):147–169 Sloane H (2001) Page 254, vol I.

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