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Author Lee, Michele E., author
Title Working the roots : over 400 years of traditonal African American healing / by Michele E. Lee
Imprint Oakland, California : Wadastick Publishers, [2014]
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  613.0899 L5145 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101552852
Descript xv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Note "African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive. It began with the healing knowledge brought with the African captives on the slave ships and later merged with Native American, European and other healing traditions to become a full-fledged body of medicinal practices that has lasted in various forms down to the present day. /Working the Roots: Over 400 Years Of Traditional African American Healing is the result of first-hand interviews, conversations, and apprenticeships conducted and experienced by author Michele E. Lee over several years of living and studying in the rural South and in the West Coast regions of the United States. She combines a novelist's keen ear for storytelling and dialogue and a healer's understanding of folk medicine arts into a book that makes for both pleasant, interesting reading, and serves as a permanent household healing guide. /Divided between sections on interviews of healers and their stories and a comprehensive collection of traditional African American medicines, remedies, and the many common ailments they were called upon to cure, Working The Roots is a valuable addition to African American history and American and African folk healing practices."
Includes bibliographical references (page 374)
Subject African Americans -- Medicine
Traditional medicine
Medicinal plants -- United States
Alt Author Allen-Taylor, J. Douglas, editor
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