African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and non-Herbal Treatments

African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and non-Herbal Treatments

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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. Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non-plant remedies used by African American folk practitioners during slavery.

Researchers, writers, fans of African American history or those who are fascinated with the history of medicine before, during and after the Civil War will love author Herbert C. Covey's 2007 title, African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments. . . .This straightforward, academic, sometimes 'in-your-face' manuscript holds a treasure chest of information about early medicine, race, and medical treatments used during slavery. . . .Use this book as a supplement text to early American history, American medical history and African American history. It can also be used to explore alternative medicine and healing because the herbs, plants and other items of that day are still in existence today. The book has a reference section at the end that is a researcher's dream.