African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and non-Herbal Treatments

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African-American Slave Medication gives a essential examination of how African-American slaves medical wants had been addressed in the course of the years earlier than and surrounding the Civil Battle. Drawing upon ex-slave interviews carried out in the course of the Nineteen Thirties and Forties by the Works Challenge Administration (WPA), Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories lots of the natural, plant, and non-plant cures utilized by African-American folks practitioners throughout slavery. He demonstrates how lively the slaves had been in their very own medical care and the vital function religion performed within the therapeutic course of. This guide hyperlinks every referenced plant or herb to trendy scientific proof to find out its precise value and results on the sufferers. By way of his examine, Dr. Covey unravels lots of the complicated social relationships discovered between the African-American slaves, Whites, folks practitioners, and sufferers. African-American Slave Medication is a compelling and charming learn that may enchantment to students of African-American historical past and people fascinated with folks drugs.

Writer‏:‎Lexington Books (September 9, 2008)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎216 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0739116452
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0739116456
Merchandise Weight‏:‎11.4 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎6.06 x 0.71 x 9.05 inches

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