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Author Read, Ian (Ian William Olivo), 1976-

Title The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: Masters and Their Slaves; 1. Neighborhoods and Inequality; 2. Material and Demographic Changes; 3. Slave Markets and Networks; Part II: Slaves and Their Masters; 4. Family, Work, and Punishment; 5. Illness, Recovery, and Death; 6. Pathways to Freedom: Manumission and Flight; 7. "Manumissionists," Abolitionists, and Emancipation; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888 explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a Southeastern township in Imperial Brazil. It argues that slavery in Brazil was hierarchical: slaves' fleeting chances to form families, work jobs that would not kill or maim, avoid debilitating diseases, or find a (legal or illegal) pathway out of slavery were highly influenced by their demographic background and their owners' social position. By tracing the
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Subject Slaveholders -- Brazil -- Santos (São Paulo) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Santos (São Paulo) -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Brazil -- Santos (São Paulo) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Social status -- Brazil -- Santos (São Paulo) -- History -- 19th century.
Santos (São Paulo, Brazil) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
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ISBN 0804778558
9780804778558