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The Resource Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South, Tony Kail

Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South, Tony Kail

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Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South
Title
Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South
Statement of responsibility
Tony Kail
Title variation
Stories of rootworkers and hoodoo in the Mid-South
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Men and women who carried the mantle of African healing and spirituality in the Mid-South were frequently accused and attacked for their misunderstood culture. The same healers and spiritual workers feared by outsiders were embraced and revered by families who survived because of their presence. From Tennessee to Mississippi, ancient formulas and potions were integral parts of the African American community. Follow author Tony Kail as he takes us down the back roads of rural counties, where healers formulated miracles in mojo bags, and into the cities, where conjurers spoke to the spirits of the dead"--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kail, Tony M
Dewey number
133.4/0975
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2490
LC item number
.K345 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hoodoo (Cult)
  • African American magic
  • Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South, Tony Kail
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret institution -- Traditional remedies and rituals -- Healers, rootworkers and doctors -- Stories of the elders -- The business of hoodoo: pharmacies, shops and markets -- As the root grows
Control code
on1102474360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781467139892
Lccn
2019945092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stories of rootworkers & hoodoo in the Mid-South, Tony Kail
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The secret institution -- Traditional remedies and rituals -- Healers, rootworkers and doctors -- Stories of the elders -- The business of hoodoo: pharmacies, shops and markets -- As the root grows
Control code
on1102474360
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781467139892
Lccn
2019945092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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