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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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“Manumissionists,” Abolitionists, and Emancipation

“Manumissionists,” Abolitionists, and Emancipation

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(p.179) Chapter Seven“Manumissionists,” Abolitionists, and Emancipation
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The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.003.0008

This chapter examines the history of the abolition movement and the emancipation of slaves in Santos, Brazil. It investigates how a city that had been more dedicated to slavery than most other places in southeastern Brazil could declare itself “free of slavery” two years before the “golden proclamation” ended official slavery in 1888. The chapter also highlights the fact that the emancipation of slaves in Brazil did not end strong ties of dependency between slaves and their former masters, and that the opportunities for people of color remained terribly limited.

Keywords:   abolition movement, emancipation, slaves, Santos, Brazil, people of color

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