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Author Castilho, Celso Thomas, author

Title Slave emancipation and transformations in Brazilian political citizenship / Celso Thomas Castilho
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
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Series Pitt Latin American series
Pitt Latin American series.
Contents Acknowledgments; Note on Orthography; Introduction; Chapter 1. "Death to Slavery": Sparking the Abolition Debate; Chapter 2. "While the Cry for Emancipation Still Echoes": The Political Effects of the 1871 Law; Chapter 3. "We Need to Put into Action the Liberal Ideas We Speak Of": A Thwarted Attempt to Free Recife; Chapter 4. The "Disorderliness of the Intransigent Abolitionists": An Abolitionist Parade, New Associativism, and Elections; Chapter 5. "March on over the Thorns That Lie in Your Path": Reaction and Counterreaction in the Cotegipe Era
Chapter 6. "Celebrations of Freedom": Abolition and the Changing Debates over CitizenshipConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Castilho offers original perspectives on the political upheaval surrounding the process of slave emancipation in postcolonial Brazil. He shows how the abolition debates in Pernambuco transformed the practices of political citizenship and marked the first instance of a mass national political mobilization"-- Provided by publisher
"Celso Thomas Castilho offers original perspectives on the political upheaval surrounding the process of slave emancipation in postcolonial Brazil. He shows how the abolition debates in Pernambuco transformed the practices of political citizenship and marked the first instance of a mass national political mobilization. In addition, he presents new findings on the scope and scale of the opposing abolitionist and sugar planters' mobilizations in the Brazilian northeast. The book highlights the extensive interactions between enslaved and free people in the construction of abolitionism, and reveals how Brazil's first social movement reinvented discourses about race and nation, leading to the passage of the abolition law in 1888. It also documents the previously ignored counter-mobilizations led by the landed elite, who saw the rise of abolitionism as a political contestation and threat to their livelihood. Overall, this study illuminates how disputes over control of emancipation also entailed disputes over the boundaries of the political arena and connects the history of abolition to the history of Brazilian democracy. It offers fresh perspectives on Brazilian political history and on Brazil's place within comparative discussions on slavery and emancipation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antislavery movements -- Brazil.
Blacks -- Political activity -- Brazil -- History.
Political participation -- Brazil -- History.
Slavery -- Brazil.
Social movements -- Brazil -- History.
Brazil -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822981386 (electronic bk.)
9780822981381 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)