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From Africa to Brazil: Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1830
From Africa to Brazil traces the flows of enslaved Africans from identifiable points in 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 thei ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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This is a cogently argued history of Guinean coastal (and interior) peoples attempting to recreate their Guinea in tropical Brazil. Recommended to anyone interested in learning more about early colonial history, the Guinea-to-Brazil passage, practices of enslavement, and slaves' re-visioning of their world in a new and unfamiliar land.