Slavery in Brazil
Slavery in Brazil began long before the first Portuguese settlement was established in 1532, as members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another.Later, colonists were heavily dependent o...
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Quilombo
A quilombo ([kiˈlõbu]; from the Kimbundu word kilombo) is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin including the Quilombolas, or Maroons. Most of the inhabitants of quil...
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Quilombola
A quilombola ([kilõˈbɔlɐ]) is a resident of a quilombo in Brazil. They are the descendants of Afro-Brazilian slaves who escaped from slave plantations that existed in Brazil until abolition in 1888. ...
Joseph Antonio Emidy
Joseph Antonio Emidy (1775 – 23 April 1835) was a Guinea-born musician who was enslaved in early life, before becoming a notable and celebrated violinist and composer in Cornwall.
Born in Guinea, ...
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Law of Free Birth
The Law of Free Birth (1871), also known as Rio Branco Law, named after its champion, Prime Minister José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco, was passed by the Brazilian Parliament. It was intended to p...
Chico Rei
Chico Rei is a semi-mythic heroic figure from the slave trade in Brazil.According to oral tradition, in about 1740, Galanga, a tribal leader from the Congo, was taken along with a large part of his tr...
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Anthony Knivet
Anthony Knivet, also Anthony Knyvett or Antonie Knivet (fl. 1591-1649), was an English sailor who fell into Portuguese hands in Brazil, lived for a while with a native Brazilian tribe, and wrote about...
Lei Áurea
The Lei Áurea ([ˈlej ˈawɾjɐ]; English: Golden Law), adopted on May 13, 1888, was the law that abolished slavery in Brazil.It was preceded by the Rio Branco Law of September 28, 1871 ("the Law of F...
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Palmares (quilombo)
Palmares, or Quilombo dos Palmares, was a fugitive community of escaped slaves and others in colonial Brazil that developed from 1605 until its suppression in 1694. It was located in what is today th...
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Chica da Silva
Chica da Silva, sometimes written as Xica da Silva (Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, c. 1732-1796) was a Brazilian woman who became famous for becoming rich and powerful despite having been born into s...
Triangular trade
Triangular trade, or triangle trade, is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export commodities that are not required in ...
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Slave Revolts in Brazil prior to 1835
A number of slave uprisings took place in Brazil before 1835.
Almost all the slave rebellions had been designed and executed through the quilombo community. A quilombo was a settlement that was f...
Mocambos
The mocambos (from mocambo, literally Huts) were village-sized communities mainly of runaway slaves in colonial Brazil, during the Portuguese rule.A mocambo differed from a quilombo in size—a quilombo...
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Atlantic slave trade
The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those enslaved that were transported to th...
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Abolitionism
Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism was a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slav...
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History of slavery
The history of slavery spans from ancient times to the present day. Slavery was a legally recognized system in which people were legally considered the property or chattel of another. A slave had few ...
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Malê Revolt
The Malê Revolt (also known as The Great Revolt) is perhaps the most significant slave rebellion in Brazil. On a Sunday during Ramadan in January 1835, in the city of Salvador da Bahia, a small group ...
African slave trade
Slavery in Africa has not only existed throughout the continent for many centuries, but continues in the current day. Systems of servitude and slavery were common in parts of the continent, as they we...
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