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The people of the river : nature and identity in black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Author: Oscar De la Torre, (Historian)
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this history of the black peasants of Amazonia, Oscar de la Torre focuses on the experience of African-descended people navigating the transition from slavery to freedom. Drawing on social and environmental history, he connects the Amazonians intimately to their natural landscapes. Relying on the natural world as a repository for traditions, discourses, and strategies that they retrieved especially in moments of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar De la Torre, (Historian)
ISBN: 9781469643236 1469643235 9781469643243 1469643243
OCLC Number: 1111396170
Description: xiii, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: After the reign of terror : slavery and the economy of post-Cabanagem Pará, 1835-c.1870 --
Killing the big snake : myth and history in the Trombetas River, 1800-1888 --
I do not buy my freedom because I am not a fool : environmental creolization and the erection of communities in the senzalas, 1850-1888 --
Working almost as slaves : the post-abolition Brazil nut trade, 1888-1930 --
Citizens of Tauapará : landscape, law, and citizenship in the senzalas, 1862-c.1944 --
The people of the Curuá River : black rural protest and the Vargas era in Amazonia, 1921-1945
Responsibility: Oscar de la Torre

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