Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World

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Overview


Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826339041
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Series: Dialogos Series
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 1,037,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Schmidt-Nowara holds the Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations, Maps, and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Slavery and Iberian Colonization 9

Portrait 1 Estevanico and the Exploration of the Spanish Borderlands 48

Chapter 2 Bewtiful Empyre: Challenges to Iberian Dominance and the Transformation or New World Slavery 52

Portrait 2 Jacqueline Lemelle and Chica da Silva: Slavery, Freedom, and Family 87

Chapter 3 An Era of Emancipation: Slavery and Revolution in the Americas 90

Portrait 3 Simón Bolívar and the Problem of Equality 117

Chapter 4 The Resurgence and Destruction of Slavery in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil 120

Portrait 4 Abolitionists of the Second Slavery 156

Conclusion: Legacies or Latin American Slavery 160

Notes 165

Glossary 189

Further Reading 191

Index 195

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