MANY SLAVES, MANY MASTERS: NORTHEASTERN AND GAUCHO SLAVERY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

MANY SLAVES, MANY MASTERS: NORTHEASTERN AND GAUCHO SLAVERY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

MUITOS ESCRAVOS, MUITOS SENHORES: ESCRAVIDÃO NORDESTINA E GAÚCHA NO SÉCULO XIX

This book gathers 11 studies on slavery, focusing on three provinces of the Brazilian Northeast region—Pernambuco, Sergipe and Maranhão—and the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is based on extensive analysis of primary data, shedding light on understudied aspects of the 19th century Brazilian slavery. In contrast with the traditional emphasis on big agriculture slavery—large properties with a great number of slaves—it was also common in these provinces the general use of slave labor in small properties, such as cattle farms and cotton plantations.