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

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

by Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826339042

ISBN-13: 9780826339041

Pub. Date: 08/16/2011

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

The last New World countries to abolish slavery were Cuba and Brazil, more than twenty years after slave emancipation in the United States. Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.

Beginning with the roots of African slavery in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Iberian empires,

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Overview

The last New World countries to abolish slavery were Cuba and Brazil, more than twenty years after slave emancipation in the United States. Why slavery was so resilient and how people in Latin America fought against it are the subjects of this compelling study.

Beginning with the roots of African slavery in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Iberian empires, this work explores central issues, including the transatlantic slave trade, labor, Afro-Latin American cultures, racial identities in colonial slave societies, and the spread of antislavery ideas and social movements.

A study of Latin America, this work, with its Atlantic- world framework, will also appeal to students of slavery and abolition in other Atlantic empires and nation-states in the early modern and modern eras.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826339041
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Dialogos Series
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
1,082,762
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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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