Freedom and Slavery in Nineteenth-century Brazil

Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Freedom and slavery in nineteenth-century Brazil were intertwined. Between the abolition of the African slave trade in 1850 and the abolition of slavery in 1888, Brazil had dimensions of both a slave society and a post-emancipation society. Seminar particpants will explore the diverse ways of life within slavery, the many routes out of slavery, and the lives of free people of color in a slave society.  Participants will explore contrasts with slavery and emancipation in the United States.

Seminar led by Dain Borges, University of Chicago

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