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Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy #69: Vassouras, a Brazilian Coffee County, 1850-1900: The Roles of Planter and Slave in a Plantation Society

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"Vassouras remains the single best regional study of Brazil, and a classic analysis of Brazilian slavery and of the society and economies it engendered. It is written with conviction, accuracy, and a control of detail which is always used to address central historical problems. It is among the best works of scholarship on Latin America of the last half century, and it has the great quality of being written in a style that captures the interest of general readers or undergraduates as well as scholars."--Stuart Schwartz, University of Minnesota

Synopsis:

"Vassouras remains the single best regional study of Brazil, and a classic analysis of Brazilian slavery and of the society and economies it engendered. It is written with conviction, accuracy, and a control of detail which is always used to address central historical problems. It is among the best works of scholarship on Latin America of the last half century, and it has the great quality of being written in a style that captures the interest of general readers or undergraduates as well as scholars."--Stuart Schwartz, University of Minnesota

Synopsis:

This book is a now classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee in the Parahyba Valley of South Central Brazil. Local society, the free-planters, professionals, tradesmen, and lower class citizens-and the slaves, are viewed through the routine of plantation life. The author shows how abolition, erosion, and bankruptcy transformed virgin forest into a wasteland of eroded hillsides and abandoned towns, of disillusioned planters and poverty-stricken black freedmen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691022369
Author:
Stein, Stanley J.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Vassouras (Brazil)
Subject:
Plantation life -- Brazil -- Vassouras -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Vassouras (Brazil) History.
Subject:
Slavery - Brazil - Vassouras - History -
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Series Volume:
69
Publication Date:
January 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.21x6.12x.83 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Vassouras remains the single best regional study of Brazil, and a classic analysis of Brazilian slavery and of the society and economies it engendered. It is written with conviction, accuracy, and a control of detail which is always used to address central historical problems. It is among the best works of scholarship on Latin America of the last half century, and it has the great quality of being written in a style that captures the interest of general readers or undergraduates as well as scholars."--Stuart Schwartz, University of Minnesota
"Synopsis" by , This book is a now classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee in the Parahyba Valley of South Central Brazil. Local society, the free-planters, professionals, tradesmen, and lower class citizens-and the slaves, are viewed through the routine of plantation life. The author shows how abolition, erosion, and bankruptcy transformed virgin forest into a wasteland of eroded hillsides and abandoned towns, of disillusioned planters and poverty-stricken black freedmen.
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