The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil / Edition 1

The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil / Edition 1

by Rebecca Scott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822308886

ISBN-13: 9780822308881

Pub. Date: 12/01/1988

Publisher: Duke University Press

In May 1888 the Brazilian parliament passed, and Princess Isabel (acting for her father, Emperor Pedro II) signed, the lei aurea, or Golden Law, providing for the total abolition of slavery. Brazil thereby became the last “civilized nation” to part with slavery as a legal institution. The freeing of slaves in Brazil, as in other countries, may

Overview

In May 1888 the Brazilian parliament passed, and Princess Isabel (acting for her father, Emperor Pedro II) signed, the lei aurea, or Golden Law, providing for the total abolition of slavery. Brazil thereby became the last “civilized nation” to part with slavery as a legal institution. The freeing of slaves in Brazil, as in other countries, may not have fulfilled all the hopes for improvement it engendered, but the final act of abolition is certainly one of the defining landmarks of Brazilian history.
The articles presented here represent a broad scope of scholarly inquiry that covers developments across a wide canvas of Brazilian history and accentuates the importance of formal abolition as a watershed in that nation’s development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822308881
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents

A Note of Introduction,
Exploring the Meaning of Freedom: Postemancipation Societies in Comparative Perspective,
Brazilian Abolition in Comparative Perspective,
Beyond Masters and Slaves: Subsistence Agriculture as a Survival Strategy in Brazil During the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century,
Black and White Workers: São Paulo, Brazil, 1888–1928,
"Mud-Hut Jerusalem": Canudos Revisited,
Contributors,

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