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Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 I Historical Paths to Healing 1 Stories and Cures: Defining African American Folk Healing 11 2 Healing, the Black Body, and Institutional Medicine: Contexts for Crafting Wellness 34 3 Healing in Place: From Past to Present 53 II Today’s Healing Traditions 4 Healing and Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century 77 5 Healing the Past in the Present 99 6 Religion, Spirituality, and African American Folk Healing 119 7 Hoodoo, Conjure, and Folk Healing 141 Conclusion 163 Notes 169 Bibliography 181 Index 187 About the Author 189 vii ...