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Crossroads of freedom : slaves and freed people in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1910

Author: Walter Fraga Filho; Mary Ann Mahony; Robert W Slenes
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in Portuguese in 2006, Walter Fraga's Crossroads of Freedom brings readers into the world of the last generation of enslaved men, women, and children who toiled in Bahia's sugar  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Fraga Filho; Mary Ann Mahony; Robert W Slenes
ISBN: 9780822360766 0822360764 9780822360902 082236090X
OCLC Number: 919103997
Description: xxviii, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Slaves and masters on sugar plantations in the last decades of slavery --
Tension and conflict on a Recôncavo sugar plantation --
Crossroads of slavery and freedom, 1880-1888 --
May 13, 1888, and its immediate aftermath --
Heads spinning with freedom --
After abolition: tension and conflict on Recôncavo sugar plantations --
Trajectories of slaves and freed people on Recôncavo sugar plantations --
Community and family life among freed people --
Other post-emancipation itineraries --
In the centuries to come: projections of slavery and freedom.
Responsibility: Walter Fraga ; translated and with an introduction by Mary Ann Mahony ; foreword to the Brazilian edition by Robert W. Slenes.

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"Mary Ann Mahony has adeptly translated one of the best monographic histories of slaves for the vast sugar lands of Brazil. . . . This book extends Fraga's 2004 dissertation and is a must read for Read more...

 
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