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The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830

Author: Hal Langfur
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Forbidden Lands concerns a pivotal but unexamined surge in frontier violence that engulfed the eastern forests of eighteenth-century Brazil's most populous region, Minas Gerais. Focusing on social, cultural, and racial relations, it challenges standard depictions of the occupation of Portuguese America's vast interior, while situating its frontier history in the broader context of the Americas and the Atlantic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Langfur, Hal.
Forbidden lands.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607741917
Online version:
Langfur, Hal.
Forbidden lands.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)609243285
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Langfur
ISBN: 0804751803 9780804751803 9780804763387 0804763380
OCLC Number: 62762241
Description: xv, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Uncertain refuge : the shifting geography of a frontier in the making --
Ordered space, disorderly peoples : challenging Portugal's frontier policies --
In the eastern forests : territorializing colonial society --
The "useless people" : free persons of color and the racial geography of the frontier --
The assault on the eastern sertão --
Sources of conflict : the elusive evidence of Indian incorporation and resistance --
Cannibalism and other "abominable scenes" : frontier violence as cultural exchange --
War.
Responsibility: Hal Langfur.
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