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Congada at N.S.do Rosario

 ANT227, HIS 227 and PSC 227, 
POWER AND AUTHORITY IN

NONWESTERN SOCIETIES


THE NATURE OF SLAVERY IN BRAZIL: THE LIMITS OF POWER WITHOUT AUTHORITY: PART I


The following is a picture described as being of slave militia men. What do you make of it? What does this suggest about the nature of slavery in Brazil?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a print of a slave runaway. What implications does it raise about the nature of slavery in Brazil.

How can you reconcile these two images?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-read the the treaty proposed by runaway slaves in Bahia as a condition of their return to the sugar plantation of Manoel da Silva Ferreira.

Treaty Proposed to Manoel da Silva Ferreira by His Slaves During the Time That They Remained in Revolt

As you re-read this document regarding the demands of runaway slaves in Bahia, Brazil concern yourself with both the content of the document and the implications it raises for our understanding of power relationships within the confines of slavery.

If you have still not had enough of this subject or it has excited you, you can go on to Donald Ramos, Slavery and the Church.


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last revised: March 8, 2004