The sacred cause : the abolitionist movement, Afro-Brazilian mobilization, and imperial politics in Rio de Janeiro / Jeffrey D. Needell.

By: Needell, Jeffrey D [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781503611030; 1503611035Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sacred cause.DDC classification: 326/.80981 LOC classification: HT1128 | .N44 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : another political world -- The land of the dead : the imperial capital, 1822-1871 -- The alliance with the future : the movement emerges, 1871-1881 -- Retreat, renewal, and the "new phase" 1882-1883 -- The field of Agramante : the liberals attempt reform, 1884-1885 -- The fate of the black race : radicalization and its failed containment, 1885-1888 -- Sacred abolition : the triumph, 1888 -- Legacies and oblivion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : another political world -- The land of the dead : the imperial capital, 1822-1871 -- The alliance with the future : the movement emerges, 1871-1881 -- Retreat, renewal, and the "new phase" 1882-1883 -- The field of Agramante : the liberals attempt reform, 1884-1885 -- The fate of the black race : radicalization and its failed containment, 1885-1888 -- Sacred abolition : the triumph, 1888 -- Legacies and oblivion.

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The broader outlines of the end of slavery in Brazil, from halfhearted attempts to end the trade after independence, through passage of the Law of the Free Womb in 1871 (granting freedom to children born to slaves), and to the "Golden Law" of 1888, which finally abolished slavery, are well known. Indeed, the relatively late date of Brazilian abolition makes seeing this process as inevitable tempting. In this encyclopedic study, Needell (Univ. of Florida) investigates the political process behind this history, offering a much-needed sense of contingency to the sequence of events that ended slavery in the hemisphere. The first chapter reviews the years before 1871, a history documented extensively in Needell's The Party of Order (CH, Mar'07, 44-4033). The following chapters provide details on the next two decades. Beyond offering vital information about what happened, this work is valuable for its analysis, which links a traditional narrative of high politics in the late Empire of Brazil with an examination of how popular forces, particularly Afro-Brazilian political mobilization, factored into the history. In this regard, the book is a complete work of history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Joshua M. Rosenthal, Western Connecticut State University

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Jeffrey D. Needell is Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of A Tropical Belle Epoque: Elite Culture and Society in Turn-of-the-Century Rio de Janeiro (1987) and The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831-1871 (2006), and is the editor of Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power (2015).

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