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Abolition and Antislavery

John Stauffer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

July 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; History of the Americas; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 10059 words.

This article focuses on the historiography of abolition and antislavery. Abolitionism is an idea, articulated through language that emerged in the eighteenth century and propelled people to...

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The Abolition of Brazilian Slavery, 1864–1888

Ricardo Salles.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 11679 words.

Brazil was the last Western country to abolish slavery, which it did in 1888. As a colonial institution, slavery was present in all regions and in almost all free and freed strata of the...

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Atrocity, Race, and Region in the Early Haitian Revolution: The Fond d’Icaque Rising

David Geggus.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Revolutions and Rebellions. 9526 words.

Set within a larger analysis of class relations in the Haitian Revolution, this is a microhistory that intersects with several important themes in the revolution: rumor, atrocity, the...

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Barcelona Business Interests and the Atlantic World

Yolanda Blasco-Martel and Jose Miguel Sanjuan Marroquin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Urban History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 8816 words.

Barcelona is an ancient Mediterranean Catalan city. It was inhabited by the Iberians, the Romans, and the Muslims, who turned it into an important port city. In the 10th century it became...

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Black Associational Politics in 20th-Century Brazil

Petrônio Domingues.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 8476 words.

The population of African descent in Brazil has always maintained vibrant associative communities, whether in the form of mutual aid societies, confraternities, and religious brotherhoods...

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Black Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods: Participatory Christianity in New Spain’s Mining Towns

Nicole von Germeten.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 9235 words.

Free and enslaved Africans played an important role in developing a unique form of participatory Christianity in New Spain’s mining towns, especially Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and Parral....

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Brazil

Robert W. Slenes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

July 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; History of the Americas; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 11568 words.

This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Brazil. Brazil possessed a more varied slave economy with a much larger sector producing for the internal...

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Canary Island Immigration to the Hispanic Caribbean

Manuel Hernández González.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History. 10335 words.

The configuration of Canarian migration during the Conquest and colonization of the Spanish Caribbean was significantly influenced by its historic continuity, familial nature (with an...

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Capoeira: From Slave Combat Game to Global Martial Art

Matthias Röhrig Assunção.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History; Urban History. 10703 words.

Capoeira is a martial art that developed from combat games enslaved Africans brought to Brazil. It is systematically documented since the beginning of the 19th century in Rio de Janeiro and...

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Cuba

Matt D. Childs and Manuel Barcia.

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

July 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; History of the Americas; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 9916 words.

This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Cuba. In the sixteenth-century, Africans crossed the Atlantic and accompanied Diego Velésquez and other...

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Digital Resources: Modern Slavery and the Slave Trade in Latin America

Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Public History. 7123 words.

The expansion of the Internet and computing technologies has transformed, heuristically, methodologically, and epistemologically, the scholarship on modern Atlantic slavery and the slave...

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Digital Resources: Online Finding Aid for the Archivo General de Centro América

Rosemary A. Joyce and Russell N. Sheptak.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Public History; Social and Cultural History. 6648 words.

The Online Finding Aid for the Archivo General de Centro América will provide increased ways for researchers to identify documents of interest in a widely distributed microfilm copy of this...

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Domestic Service and Labor Laws in Chile and Argentina, 1931–1956

Inés Pérez and Elizabeth Hutchison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Gender and Sexuality; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Labour History. 12555 words.

The regulation of labor relations and social rights substantially changed workers’ lives over the course of the 20th century. Domestic service, however, was only poorly and belatedly...

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Early Modern Afro-Caribbean Healers

Pablo F. Gómez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; History of Science and Technology. 7001 words.

In the early modern Spanish Caribbean, ritual practitioners of African descent were essential providers of health care for Caribbean people of all origins. Arriving from West and West...

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Exile in 19th-Century Haiti

Matthew J. Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Colonialism and Imperialism. 7670 words.

Of the many conditions pronounced that have been strongly featured in the Caribbean experience since the ending of slavery in the 19th century, exile ranks as one of the most profound. Its...

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Fernando Ortiz on Afro-Cuban Music

Robin Moore.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History. 7937 words.

Fernando Ortiz is recognized today as one of the most influential Latin American authors of the 20th century. Amazingly prolific, his publications written between the 1890s and the...

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Free Afro-Brazilians in the 19th Century

Richard Graham.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 13321 words.

Although the slave trade to Brazil did not end until 1850, and slavery itself lasted until 1888, the practice of freeing slaves had been common from the time of first colonization by the...

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The Leclerc Expedition to Saint-Domingue and the Independence of Haiti, 1802–1804

Philippe Girard.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 8298 words.

In December 1801, First Consul Napoléon Bonaparte sent a massive expedition to the French colony of Saint-Domingue (today: Haiti). His goal was to restore direct French rule and overthrow...

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The Meaning of Color and Race in Portuguese America, 1640–1750

Ronald Raminelli.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Social and Cultural History. 9697 words.

Color and race are important references for assessing the privileges and barriers that sustained or impeded the social ascension of New Christians, Africans, Indians, and mestiços in the...

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Mexico and Central America

K. Russell Lohse.

in The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas

July 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; History of the Americas; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 9997 words.

This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Mexico and Central America. Slaves (and people of African descent generally) played a far greater role in...

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