Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaíba, 1580-1822 by Alida C. Metcalf

Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaíba, 1580-1822

byAlida C. Metcalf

Paperback | March 1, 2005

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Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil was originally published by the University of California Press in 1992. Alida Metcalf has written a new preface for this first paperback edition.

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Alida Metcalf is Harris Masterson, Jr. Professor of History at Rice University.
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Title:Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaíba, 1580-1822Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.94 × 5.95 × 0.69 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292706529

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Table of Contents

  • Abbreviations
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Currency
  • A Note on Orthography
  • Introduction: Family, Frontier, and the Colonization of the Americas
  • 1. Indians, Portuguese, and Mamelucos: The Sixteenth-Century Colonization of São Vicente
  • 2. Town, Kingdom, and Wilderness
  • 3. The Origins of Social Class
  • 4. Families of Planters
  • 5. Families of Peasants
  • 6. Families of Slaves
  • Conclusion: Family and Frontier at Independence
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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"Historians of Brazil, rejoice! This pathbreaking study of family strategies in rural colonial Brazil is back in print." - The Historian