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The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888$
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Ian Read

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774147

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the history and hierarchies of slavery in Santos in São Paulo, Brazil during the period from 1822 to 1888. The book is divided into two sections. The first examines the wealth and material conditions of households, neighborhoods, and farming communities, and offers information on owner and slave occupations. The second section explores the changing social conditions and demographic trends while emphasizing the changing life conditions and treatment of slaves.

Keywords:   slavery, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, material conditions, wealth, farming communities, occupations, social conditions, demographic trends

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