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HIST 1400 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Atlantic Slave Trade, Paraguayan WarExam

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HIST 1400
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What is Abolition?
Various historical interpretations
Gesture by kind, caring monarchs and “progressive” (‘Top-down” view)
Credits people in power for starting and directing social change
Everyone else is just a grateful recipient of their doings
Economic transformations free labor
Economic view
Focus on political and social movements
Slave resistance
Focus on enslaved people themselves and their “agency”
Brazil: Last Nation in Americas to Abolish Slavery
13 May 1888 “Golden Law”
Immediate, or Gradual Abolition?
Brazil’s “Gradual Abolition”
Abolition of Transatlantic slave trade
1831: Law “For English Eyes”
1850: Actually abolished
(However, illegal slave trade between 1831-56 brings nearly 800,000 Africans)
1871 Law of the Free Womb
Slaves also allowed to keep their earnings towards self-purchase
Allows for a child born from a woman to be free, even if the woman itself is not
Regional Abolition:
Ceara (1884)
Rio Grande de Norte (1884)
Amazonas (1884)
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