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The Sacred Cause : The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro / Jeffrey Needell.

Author/Creator:
Needell, Jeffrey, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (384 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Antislavery movements -- Brazil -- History -- 19th century.
Black people -- Brazil -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Brazil -- History -- 19th century.
Local subjects:
Abolitionist movement. (search)
Afro-Brazilian. (search)
Rio de Janeiro. (search)
elite. (search)
masses. (search)
mobilization. (search)
monarchy. (search)
parliament. (search)
racial identity. (search)
slavery. (search)
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
For centuries, slaveholding was a commonplace in Brazil among both whites and people of color. Abolition was only achieved in 1888, in an unprecedented, turbulent political process. How was the Abolitionist movement (1879-1888) able to bring an end to a form of labor that was traditionally perceived as both indispensable and entirely legitimate? How were the slaveholders who dominated Brazil's constitutional monarchy compelled to agree to it? To answer these questions, we must understand the elite political world that abolitionism challenged and changed-and how the Abolitionist movement evolved in turn. The Sacred Cause analyzes the relations between the movement, its Afro-Brazilian following, and the evolving response of the parliamentary regime in Rio de Janeiro. Jeffrey Needell highlights the significance of racial identity and solidarity to the Abolitionist movement, showing how Afro-Brazilian leadership, organization, and popular mobilization were critical to the movement's identity, nature, and impact.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Names, Spelling, and Translation
Maps
Introduction: Another Political World
1. The Land of the Dead: The Imperial Capital, 1822-1871
2. The Alliance with the Future: The Movement Emerges, 1871-1881
3. Retreat, Renewal, and the "New Phase," 1882-1883
4. The Field of Agramante: The Liberals Attempt Reform, 1884-1885
5. The Fate of the Black Race: Radicalization and Its Failed Containment, 1885-1888
6. Sacred Abolition: The Triumph, 1888
7. Legacies and Oblivion
Illustrations
Notes
Sources Cited
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781503611030
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503611030 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.