First Collection of Brazilian Slave Texts The researched, explicated and illustrated first collection of texts produced by Brazilian slaves and ex-slaves, dating from the 17th century to 2000, and ranging from interviews, trial testimony, testaments, letters, and autobiography, to poetry, journalism, and oratory. Introduction to the corpus of Afro-Brazilian slave and ex-slave texts. Discussion of theoretical issues (conditions and discourse; writing and orality, literacy and slavery; modes and agencies; expression and bondage) II. Maria do Carmo Gerônimo, the oldest woman in the world, born a slave in 1871, 17 years old at 1888 abolition, in 1995, at age 124 gives interviews (d. Mariano Pereira dos Santos, two 1982 interviews with the 122 year old ex-slave, his accounts of rural slave and emancipated life in Paraná.? The abolition of the Brazilian slave trade: Britain, Brazil and the slave trade question, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, Black Latin America. Los Angeles: California State University-Latin American Studies Center, Boschi, Caio César.
Maria "Chatinha" Benedita da Rocha, a 1981 interview with an Afro-indigenous ex-slave--her accounts of urban slave and emancipated life in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Maria Augusta, a 113 year-old ex-slave, in 1975, interviews about her slave life in Minas Gerais.? Os leigos e o poder (Irmandades leigas e política colonizadora em Minas Gerais). Race Relations in the Portuguese Colonial Empire: Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, Boxer, Charles Ralph. Analytica açerca do commercio d'escravo e açerca dos malles da escravidão doméstica.
This research project has assembled the first collection of Brazilian slave narratives and texts.
2001 Robert Krueger University of Northern Iowa [This working paper is for use exclusively at the LASA 2001 convention. Introduction: Brazil, the largest American slavocracy, had a tardy and weak abolitionist movement, both in Literature and Politics.
Brazilian abolitionist literature was minimally informed by slave authors or texts.
i have consulted some of my friends and no objections have been made yet to my going to Africa... About four months ago they began to talk about her and I... "Manuel Querino's interpretation of the African contribution to Brazil." ASNLH/J 59:1 (Jan. Negro slavery in the sugar plantations of Veracruz and Pernambuco, Wash., D.
I think I shall not remain in the United States long, unless the prospect opens for me to return to my native land..if not I think I shall go to Canada, and then fear I shall give up going entirely..lady they speak of, she is very good friends to the colored people. I [have learned] to be very careful I dont go out much.
Self-expression, self-imaging, selfrepresentation, self-identification, self-reflection.., selfliberation. Here we might study how the documentary, along with the visual, artistic, cultural self-descriptions by Brazilian slaves, reflects a unique perspective. Other sources include archives, inédita, and private holders. sui generis, along with a few other autobiographic sketches.