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Author Duvall, Chris S., author

Title The African roots of marijuana / Chris S. Duvall
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (351 pages)
Contents Cannabis and Africa -- Race and plant evolution -- Roots of African cannabis cultures -- Cannabis colonizes the continent -- A convenient crop -- Society overturned : the Bena Riamba -- Cannabis crosses the Atlantic -- Working under the influence -- Buying and banning -- Rethinking marijuana
Summary In this authoritative history of cannabis in Africa, Chris S. Duvall challenges what readers thought they knew about cannabis by correcting widespread myths, outlining its relationship to slavery and colonialism, and highlighting Africa's centrality to knowledge about and the consumption of one of the world's most ubiquitous plants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 07, 2019)
Subject Cannabis -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- History
Cannabis -- Social aspects -- History
Cannabis -- Africa -- History
Marijuana -- Economic aspects -- Africa -- History
Marijuana -- Social aspects -- Africa -- History
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use -- Africa -- History
Marijuana -- Africa -- History
Medicinal plants -- Africa -- History
Cannabis -- Social aspects.
Marijuana -- Social aspects.
Marijuana -- Therapeutic use.
Medicinal plants.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018053869
ISBN 1478004533 electronic book
9781478004530 electronic book
hardcover ; alkaline paper
paperback ; alkaline paper