Slavery in Brazil

Slavery in Brazil

by Herbert S. Klein, Francisco Vidal Luna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521141923

ISBN-13: 9780521141925

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Brazil was the American society that received the largest contingent of African slaves in the Americas and the longest lasting slave regime in the Western Hemisphere. This is the first complete modern survey of the institution of slavery in Brazil and how it affected the lives of enslaved Africans. It is based on major new research on the institution of slavery and

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Brazil was the American society that received the largest contingent of African slaves in the Americas and the longest lasting slave regime in the Western Hemisphere. This is the first complete modern survey of the institution of slavery in Brazil and how it affected the lives of enslaved Africans. It is based on major new research on the institution of slavery and the role of Africans and their descendants in Brazil. Although Brazilians have incorporated many of the North American debates about slavery, they have also developed a new set of questions about slave holding: the nature of marriage, family, religion, and culture among the slaves and free colored; the process of manumission; and the rise of the free colored class during slavery. It is the aim of this book to introduce the reader to this latest research, both to elucidate the Brazilian experience and to provide a basis for comparisons with all other American slave systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521141925
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,328,928
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Political Economy of Slave Labor: 1. Origins of African slavery in Brazil; 2. The establishment of African slavery in Brazil in the 16th & 17th century; 3. Slavery and the economy in the 18th century; 4. Slavery and the economy in the 19th century; 5. The economics of slavery; Part II. Brazilian Slave Society: 6. Life, death, and migration in Afro-Brazilian slave society; 7. Slave resistance and rebellion; 8. Family, kinship and community; 9. Freedmen in a slave society; Part III. End of Slavery: 10. Transition from slavery to freedom.

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