Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The largest importer of slaves from Africa, Brazil also had a high rate of slave manumission compared to other slave societies in the Americas. In addition, a large number of former slaves prospered to the point of becoming slave masters themselves. What is less known is the phenomenon of the slave owning slave, which is the subject of this lecture. Focused on Bahia, an important sugar plantation region, and particularly on the city of Salvador, the talk deals with such questions as access to the slave market, urban slavery, and slave/master relations.
A event of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Department of History.