This is the first book-length study in English to examine the Cabanagem, one of Brazil's largest peasant and urban-poor insurrections.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: divergent Amazonia; 1. Pará in the age of revolution, history, and historiography; 2. Life on the river; 3. The family and its means in the lower Amazon; 4. Some of the origins of peasant rebellion and the agrarian sector; 5. Forms of resistance in the late colonial period; 6. Independence, liberalism, and changing social and racial relations, 1820–1835; 7. The United Brazilian Encampment at Ecuipiranga, 1833–1837; 8. 'Vengeance on innocence': the repression and continuing rebellion, 1836–1840; Conclusion: the making of the Brazilian Amazon.
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