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Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, the book argues that Hoodoo ... More


Crisis at the Crossroads: Sustaining and Transforming Hoodoo’s Black Belt Tradition from Emancipation to World War II

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter charts the transformation of Hoodoo as it moves from the plantation environment and encounters both snake-oil Hoodoo and the spiritual marketplace of the urban environment. Prior to ... More


Healin’ da Sick, Raisin’ da Daid: Hoodoo as Health Care, Root Doctors, Midwives, Treaters

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Hoodoo as health care and the role of the African American midwife in the old tradition black belt Hoodoo complex. Scholarship has totally overlooked a discussion of traditional ... More


The Demise of Dr. Buzzard: Black Belt Hoodoo between the Two World Wars

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the black belt Hoodoo complex between the two world wars, with particular emphasis on the demise of Dr. Buzzard. Also known as Stepheney Robinson, Dr. Buzzard is Hoodoo's most ... More


Black Belt Hoodoo in the Post–World War II Cultural Environment

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the place of the black belt Hoodoo complex in the cultural environment after World War II, with particular focus on several contemporary root practitioners working in the old ... More


Postscript

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book concludes with a postscript, which reflects on the transformation of Hoodoo and the black belt Hoodoo complex since emancipation. It shows how Hoodoo began as a practice that focused on the ... More


Prescript

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the sociocultural movement of Hoodoo in terms of its continuities with African religion. Hoodoo is the indigenous, herbal, healing, and supernatural-controlling spiritual folk ... More


Traditional Religion in West Africa and in the New World: A Thematic Overview

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the major manifestations of African traditional religion in the New World. It outlines significant general principles and practices carried to the Western Hemisphere by captive ... More


Disruptive Intersection: Slavery and the African Background in the Making of Hoodoo

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the movement and recoalescing of eight essential elements into the African Religion Complex (ARC), thus enabling the Hoodoo religion to emerge briefly: counterclockwise sacred ... More


The Search for High John the Conquer

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on High John the Conquer root, the most powerful and best-known root in Hoodoo practice. It asks how a root that is native only to Xalapa, Mexico, became so significant to ... More


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