The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil by Cyrus B. DawseyThe Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil by Cyrus B. Dawsey

The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil

EditorCyrus B. DawseyContribution byMichael B Montgomery, Wayne Flynt

Paperback | May 21, 1998

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This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy.

During the late 1860s Southerners dissatisfied with the outcome of the Civil War and fearful of the extent of Union reprisals migrated to Brazil to build a new life for themselves. The Confederados--the great majority from Alabama and Texas--began a century-long adventure to establish a new homeland and to preserve important elements of their Old South heritage.

For more than a hundred years, descendants of the original settlers have largely maintained their language and customs while contributing to Brazil's economy and society. Here, scholars from many fields examine every aspect of this unique mingling of cultures within the larger historical and cultural context.

Cyrus B. Dawsey is Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Auburn University. James M. Dawsey is Dean of the Faculty at Emory and Henry College. Michael L. Conniff is Professor and Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of South Florida.    
Title:The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in BrazilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1 inPublished:May 21, 1998Publisher:University of Alabama Press

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ISBN - 10:0817309446

ISBN - 13:9780817309442

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Editorial Reviews

"Southerners especially will enjoy reading about the experiences of their ancestors in a country the Confederados found strangely similar yet exotically different."
Journal of Southern History