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African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and non-Herbal Treatments

African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and non-Herbal Treatments

by Herbert C. Covey
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ISBN-13: 9780739116456
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 219,662
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Herbert C. Covey is an instructor in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Medical Care and Slaves Chapter 2 White Medical Care of Slaves Chapter 3 Slave Folk Practitioners Chapter 4 Conjuring and Hoodoo Chapter 5 Slave Herbal Treatments Chapter 6 Slave Non-Herbal Treatments & Materia Medica Chapter 7 Closing Observations

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African American Slave Medicine by Herbert C. Covey is a concise and cogent treatment of the enslavement of African people and herbal pharmacopoeia in the United States. The text makes an important contribution to the expanding field of slavery and medicine, covering the areas of American history, African American Studies, and the history of science and medicine.

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