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J nia Ferreira Furtado offers a fascinating study of the world of a freed woman of color in a small Brazilian town where itinerant merchants, former slaves, Portuguese administrators, and concubines interact across social and cultural lines. The child of an African slave from the Costa da Mina and a Brazilian military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her freedom using social and matrimonial strategies. But the story of Chica da Silva is not merely the personal history of a woman, or the social history of a colonial Brazilian town. Rather, it provides a historical perspective on a woman 's agency, the cultural universe she inhabited, and the myths that were created around her in subsequent centuries, as Chica de Silva came to symbolize both an example of racial democracy and the stereotype of licentiousness and sensuality always attributed to the black or mulatta female in the Brazilian popular imagination.

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A study of Chica da Silva, a freed woman of color in a Brazilian town.

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ISBN:
9780521711555
Author:
Furtado, Junia Ferreira
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
General
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Silva, Chica da
Subject:
Slaves - Brazil
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
English
Series:
New Approaches to the Americas
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x.90 in. 1.05 lbs.

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America

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