Welcome to Occidental College Bookstore

323-259-2630 Store Hours / Contact Us
skip to main content

Oxy Authors

Working Cures

Our Price:
Product availability, quantity, selected option, and price
Product Availability
Call us 323-259-2923
QuantitySelected OptionPrice
Working Cures

Product Description

Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations by Sharla M. Fett, Professor of History

Working Cures reveals how African Americans developed a distinctive health culture that drew on a panoply of therapies, remedies, and botanical knowledge from African, European, and Native American sources. Their philosophies of health and healing, endowed with divine faith, bolstered their abilities to weather and challenge the social order. This is an excellent study sure to invigorate interests in the history of medicine in the antebellum South. Tera W. Hunter, author of To Joy My Freedom: southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War

Paperback, University of North Carolina Press

ISBN 080785378XBinding Tradepaper

Tell a Friend » Email/Text Message

Email To A Friend

Verification Code

Enter the verification code as it is shown in the image above.


Text To A Friend