From Slavery to Freedom in Brazil, Bahia 1835-1900. DALE TORSTON GRADEN, New Mexico University Press, 2006.

Thomas E. Skidmore

Abstract


Dale Torston Graden has tackled the large topic of Brazilian abolitionism, wisely seeing it as a bundle of multiple stories, each with its own causation. The reality is complex and can only be unraveled by a careful exploration of these stories. This is all the more difficult in a book that is part of a "series of course adoption books on Latin America," because of the need to give the exposition a certain clarity that may perforce simplify to some degree the complexities of the reality behind the stories. The result is well worth the effort the author clearly devoted to it.

Keywords


Slavery, Brazil, Bahia,

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