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During its heyday in the nineteenth century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the United States and Brazil. The Deepest South tells the disturbing story of how U.S. nationals-before and after Emancipation-continued to actively participate in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which today has the largest population of African origin outside of Africa itself. Based on extensive research from archives on five continents, Gerald Horne breaks startling new ground in the history of slavery, uncovering its global dimensions and the degrees to which its defenders went to maintain it.
About the Author:
Gerald Horne is Moores Professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Houston
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About the Author
Horne is Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the
University of Houston, and has published three dozen books including, The
Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave
Resistance and the Origins of the USA and Race War! White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire.
Table of Contents
Toward the Empire of Brazil 17
Into Africa 33
Buying and Kidnapping Africans 53
The U.S. to Seize the Amazon? 107
Making the Slave Trade Legal? 128
The Civil War Begins/The Slave Trade Continues 151
Deport U.S. Negroes to Brazil? 172
Confederates to Brazil 198
The End of Slavery and the Slave Trade? 222
About the Author 341
What People are Saying About This
Horne, a proven historian and author specializing in African American history, provides a stimulating perspective on slavery in the U.S. and Brazil. In every aspect, Horne has assembled an extraordinary manuscript which is enormously riveting in its breadth and comprehensiveness. A valuable and indispensable investigation, this work constitutes a landmark in historical analysis of the interrelationships among the United States, Brazil, and the African slave trade. Literally radiating with extraordinary historical observations and a host of well thought-out and well presented ideas, The Deepest South is not only of interest to historians, but also scholars of economics and politics. The Deepest South is required reading for all scholars working in the broad field of the African slave trade."-African American Review,
“This fascinating study uses the tools and sources of diplomatic history to examine a sweep of national and international history far beyond the confines of diplomacy. . . . For Horne, the slave trade, rather than slavery, was an explosive political issue much later in the 19th century that is normally understood. Highly recommended.”
“Horne expertly interweaves the political views presented in official documents with personal commentary from letters and travel accounts. . . . It is valuable for scholars of U.S. foreign policy due to its coverage of diplomacy between the United States and other nations. This work contributes to the study of U.S. South since Horne details the plans of some southern leaders and planter elites who looked to Brazil as the answer when all was lost in the United States. ”
-The Journal of Southern History
“A well-researched, skillfully-written, and carefully-argued diplomatic history examining connections between the United States, Brazil, Africa, and Europe as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade. Horne sheds considerable light upon the ideas, ruminations, and practices of U.S. nationals in their interactions with and encounters of Brazil over the question of slavery, especially from the mid-nineteenth century on, and makes a valuable and important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of (American) hemispheric relations and trajectories, both eventual and potential.”
-Michael A. Gomez,editor of Diasporic Africa: A Reader
“An important study that starts with the proposition that what happens abroad affects developments in the United States. For the first time we are made aware of the extensive contacts between pro-slavery forces in the United States in the years after the abolition of the slave trade and the promoters of slavery in and the slave trade to Brazil and elsewhere.”
-Richard J. M. Blackett,author of Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War