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Slavery and the demographic and economic history of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1720-1888.

Author: Laird W Bergad
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge Latin American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2000 book examines the history of slavery in Minas Gerais, the largest slave-holding region in Brazil.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laird W Bergad
ISBN: 0521652669 9780521652667
OCLC Number: 42004334
Description: 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Maps; 1. The mining-driven economy and its demise: from settlement to 1808; 2. Economic transformations, 1808-88; 3. Demographic rhythms from settlement to the census of 1872; 4. Demographic aspects of slavery, 1720-1888; 5. Economic aspects of slavery, 1720-1888; 6. Conclusions; Appendixes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Latin American studies.

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"...Bergad not only has constructed the first time-series set of empirical data, but he employs it to analyze the nature of slavery in Minas in the context of the historical debate." Robert M. Read more...

 
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