Slavery in Brazil Synopsis

Brazil was the American society that received the largest contingent of African slaves in the Americas and the longest lasting slave regime in the Western Hemisphere. This is the first complete modern survey of the institution of slavery in Brazil and how it affected the lives of enslaved Africans. It is based on major new research on the institution of slavery and the role of Africans and their descendants in Brazil. Although Brazilians have incorporated many of the North American debates about slavery, they have also developed a new set of questions about slave holding: the nature of marriage, family, religion, and culture among the slaves and free colored; the process of manumission; and the rise of the free colored class during slavery. It is the aim of this book to introduce the reader to this latest research, both to elucidate the Brazilian experience and to provide a basis for comparisons with all other American slave systems.

Slavery in Brazil Press Reviews

This invaluable overview sums decades of research and reflection about what makes the slavery system in Brazil fundamentally different from many others. -Mariana P. Candido, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521141925
Publication date: 30th October 2009
Author: Herbert S. (Stanford University, California) Klein, Francisco Vidal Luna
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Slavery & abolition of slavery, History of the Americas,

About Herbert S. (Stanford University, California) Klein, Francisco Vidal Luna

Herbert S. Klein is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Professor of History, and senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford University, as well as Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. Klein is the author of some 20 books and 155 articles in several languages on Latin America and on comparative themes in social and economic history. Among these books are four comparative studies of slavery, the most recent of which are African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (co-author), The Atlantic Slave Trade, and Slavery and the Economy of Sao Paulo, 1750-1850 (co-author). He ...

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