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Author Schiebinger, Londa L.

Title Plants and empire : colonial bioprospecting in the Atlantic world / Londa Schiebinger
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Voyaging Out""; ""2 Bioprospecting""; ""3 Exotic Abortifacients""; ""4 The Fate of the Peacock Flower in Europe""; ""5 Linguistic Imperialism""; ""Conclusion: Agnotology""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Credits""; ""Index""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-297) and index
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Subject Herbal abortifacients -- History.
Pride-of-Barbados (Plant)
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Abortifacient Agents -- history.
Colonialism -- history.
History, 18th Century.
Pharmacognosy -- history.
Caribbean Region.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674043278 (electronic bk.)
9780674043275 (electronic bk.)