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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

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