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