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The Trade in the Living
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
The Trade in the Living
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Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author
SUNY Series, Fernand Braudel Center Studies in Historical Social Science
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Hardcover - 642 pages
Release Date: October 2018
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6929-4

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Release Date: January 2019
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6930-0

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Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunate souls” imported from Angola. In The Trade in the Living, Luiz Felipe de Alencastro demonstrates how the African slave trade was an essential element in the South Atlantic and in the ongoing cohesion of Portuguese America, while at the same time the concrete interests of Brazilian colonists, dependent on Angolan slaves, were often violently asserted in Africa, to ensure men and commodities continued to move back and forth across the Atlantic. In exposing this intricate and complementary relationship between two non-European continents, de Alencastro has fashioned a new and challenging examination of colonial Brazil, one that moves beyond its relationship with Portugal to discover a darker, hidden history.

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro is Professor of Economic History at the Sao Paulo School of Economics, Director of the Center for South Atlantic Studies, and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Presentation of the English Edition
Patrick Manning

Author’s Preface to the American Edition

1. The Apprenticeship of Colonization

2. Africans, “The Slaves from Guinea”

3. Lisbon, Slave-Trade Capital of the Western World

4. Amerindians, the “Slaves of the Land”

5. Evangelization in One Colony

6. The War over the Slave Markets

photo gallery follows page 252


7. Brasílica Angola

Conclusion: Brazil’s Singularity
Appendix 1 Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos and His Offspring
Appendix 2 The Supply of Northern Captaincies by Southern Captaincies during the Dutch War 1630–1654
Appendix 3 The Salvador Correa de Sá e Benevides Family
Appendix 4 Notes on Some Portuguese and Brasilico Expeditionaries of 1648 Task Force that Recaptured Angola
Appendix 5 1600s Portuguese Atlantic Hand Firearms
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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