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To be a slave in Brazil, 1550-1888

Author: Kátia M de Queirós Mattoso
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book was published originally in French in 1979 and in Portuguese in 1982. Written without scholarly footnotes for a general readership, it is a deceptively simple book direct in its presentation, lacking a specialized jargon, and organized in an imaginative and interesting way. But it also is a volume that reflects some of the most recent and innovative research on the question of slavery. Putting aside the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kátia M de Queirós Mattoso
ISBN: 0813511542 9780813511542 0813511550 9780813511559
OCLC Number: 12947069
Language Note: Translation of: Etre esclave au Brésil : XVIe-XIXe.
Notes: Translation of: Etre esclave au Brésil : XVIe-XIXe.
Description: xiv, 250 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: To be sold into slavery in Africa --
In Brazil : Merchandise like any other --
To be valuable merchandise --
The African adapts to Brazil and the Brazilians --
Solidarities --
Refuges and refusals --
The charter of freedom --
The mirage of freedom --
The manumitted slave as social intermediary --
Appendices. Will of Francisco Nunes de Moraes --
Glossary --
Currency tables --
Bibliographies.
Other Titles: Etre esclave au Brésil.
Responsibility: Kátia M. de Queirós Mattoso ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; foreword by Stuart Schwartz.

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