Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art

  • E. N. Anderson Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside


Review of Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. Dale Rosengarten, Theodore Rosengarten, and Enid Schildkrout, eds. 2008. Museum for African Art, New York. Distributed by University of Washington Press, Seattle. Pp. 269, copiously illustrated in black-and-white and color. ISBN (cloth) 978-0-945802-50-1, (paper) 978-0-945802-51-8.


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How to Cite
Anderson, E. N. (2010). Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. Ethnobiology Letters, 1, 7-8.