This recipient of the Melvin E. Bradford Prize from the St. George Tucker Society examines African American magical practices from colonial times to the rise of modern spiritual supply stores. Among the topics under investigation are the mixed African, European, and Native American origins of hoodoo; the adaptability of conjure to changing circumstances; the role of hoodoo doctors in black society; and the function of magic as an element of black culture.
Dissertation Discovery Company and University of Florida are dedicated to making scholarly works more discoverable and accessible throughout the world. This dissertation, "Conjure in African-American Society" by Jeffrey Elton Anderson, was obtained from University of Florida and is being sold with permission from the author. A digital copy of this work may also be found in the university's institutional repository, IR@UF. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 314 pages
- Publisher: Dissertation Discovery Company
- Publication Date: 31/05/2019
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780530004198
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