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This unique collection of twelve essays by internationally known scholars deals with the important, but under-explored, topic of the transatlantic linkages between western Africa and Brazil during the era of the slave trade (c. 1600-1850). Divided into three major parts, the collection focuses in the first section on the Portuguese-Brazilian slave trade. The second section examines the impact of western Africans on the making of colonial and post-independence Brazil. The final section explores the effects of Brazil and Afro-Brazilians on western Africa. This important volume of cutting-edge research and analysis makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the history of slavery in the Americas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591021537
ISBN-10: 1591021537
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jose C. Curto

Jose C. Curto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is assistant professor of history at York University, associate editor of the Portuguese Studies Review, and author of Alcool e Escravos: O comercio das bebibas alcoolicas e o seu impacto em Angola durante o trafico de escravos, c. 1480-1830 (Lisbon: Editora Vulgata, Coleccao "Tempos e Espacos Africanos," 2003).Paul E. Lovejoy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is Distinguished Research Professor in History, the Director of the Harriet Tubman Research Centre on the African Diaspora, and the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University. He is the author of Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa.