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Author Chireau, Yvonne Patricia, 1961-

Title Black magic : religion and the African American conjuring tradition / Yvonne P. Chireau.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  299.6 C541B    DUE 02-02-22
Description ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Contents "Our religion and superstition was all mixed up" : conjure, Christianity, and African American supernatural traditions -- "Africa was a land a' magic power since de beginnin' a history" : Old World sources of conjuring traditions -- "Folks can do yuh lots of harm" : African American supernatural harming traditions -- "Medical doctors can't do you no good" : conjure and African American traditions of healing -- "We all believed in hoodoo" : conjure and Black American cultural traditions.
Note Originally published: 2003.
Subject Magic -- Religious aspects.
Folk religion -- United States.
African Americans -- Religion.
ISBN 9780520249882 paperback
0520249887 paperback
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