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Author Covey, Herbert C.

Title African American slave medicine : herbal and non-herbal treatments / Herbert C. Covey.

Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  615.321 COVE    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : medical care and slaves -- 2. White medical care of slaves -- 3. Slave folk practitioners -- 4. Conjuring and hoodoo -- 5. Slave herbal and plant treatments -- 6. Enslaved African American non-herbal treatments and Materia Medica -- 7. Closing observations -- App. A. Plant and herb treatments -- App. B. Unknown plant / herbal treatments -- App. C. Non-plant or herbal treatments.
Summary "African American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American Slaves' medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War. Drawing upon ex-slave interviews conducted during the 1930s and 1940s by the Works Project Administration, Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and nonplant remedies used by African American folk practitioners during slavery. African American Slave Medicine will appeal to scholars of African American history and those interested in folk medicine."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Slaves -- Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Traditional medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780739116449 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739116444 (cloth : alk. paper)