Before Brasília: Frontier Life in Central Brazil by Mary C. KaraschBefore Brasília: Frontier Life in Central Brazil by Mary C. Karasch

Before Brasília: Frontier Life in Central Brazil

byMary C. Karasch

Hardcover | December 1, 2016

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Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history. Karasch effectively counters the ?decadence? narrative that has dominated the historiography of Goiás. She shifts the focus from the declining white elite to an expanding free population of color, basing her conclusions on sources previously unavailable to scholars that allow her to meaningfully analyze the impacts of geography and ethnography.

Karasch studies the progression of this society as it evolved from the slaving frontier of the seventeenth century to a majority free population of color by 1835. As populations of indigenous and African captives and their descendants grew throughout Brazil, so did resistance and violent opposition to slavery. This comprehensive work explores the development of frontier violence and the enslavements that ultimately led to the consolidation of white rule over a majority population of color, both free and enslaved.

Title:Before Brasília: Frontier Life in Central BrazilFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826357628

ISBN - 13:9780826357625

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