Slavery and the Demographic and Economic History of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1720-1888
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This book examines the demographic and economic history of slavery in Minas Gerais, the single largest slave-holding region in Brazil, from its settlement in the early eighteenth century until the abolition of Brazilian slavery in 1888. This slave population was remarkable in its ability to diversify economically as well as to increase through natural reproduction, rather than through importation via the trans-Altantic slave trade. Extensively researched and finely documented, this book places the history of a unique Brazilian slave community into comparative perspective.
This book examines the history of slavery in Minas Gerais, the largest slave-holding region in Brazil.
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