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From Africa to Brazil

By Walter Hawthorne

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From Africa to Brazil traces the flows of enslaved Africans from the broad region of Africa called Upper Guinea to Amazonia, Brazil. These two regions, though separated by an ocean, were made one by a slave route. Walter Hawthorne considers why planters in Amazonia wanted African slaves, why and how those sent to Amazonia were enslaved, and what their Middle Passage experience was like. The book is also concerned with how Africans in diaspora shaped labor regimes, determined the nature of their family lives, and crafted religious beliefs that were similar to those they had known before enslavement. It presents the only book-length examination of African slavery in Amazonia and identifies with precision the locations in Africa from where members of a large diaspora in the Americas hailed. From Africa to Brazil also proposes new directions for scholarship focused on how immigrant groups created new or recreated old cultures.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> African History

From Africa to Brazil
Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600–1830
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/13/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139793306
ISBN 13: 9781139793308
Print ISBN: 9780521764094

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