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The Sacred Cause – The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro - Stanford Scholarship Online
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The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Jeffrey Needell

Abstract

This work is focused on the abolitionist movement in Rio de Janeiro. It offers a careful reconstruction of the movement’s context and evolution in Rio, and the related formal parliamentary history. An understanding of the nature of the political parties of the Brazilian monarchy, the role of the crown, and the significance of ideology and individual statesmen has been brought to bear in order to comprehend how the regime actually interacted with abolitionism and how both the movement and the regime shaped each other as a consequence. One cannot understand the movement’s history as something ap ... More

Keywords: Abolitionist movement, slavery, Rio de Janeiro, Afro-Brazilian, monarchy, parliament, racial identity, mobilization, elite, masses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781503609020
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503609020.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Needell, author
University of Florida