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Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Katrina Hazzard-Donald


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 emerged first in three distinct regions it calls “regional Hoodoo clusters” and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile. The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, this book lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, the b ... More

Keywords: healing, African Americans, Hoodoo, herbal tradition, folk belief, spiritual underground

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037290
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katrina Hazzard-Donald, author
Rutgers University