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Impacts of American Civil War on slavery destination in Brazil and Cuba, 1861-1888

Grant number: 13/08792-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of America
Principal Investigator:Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado
Grantee:Clicea Maria Augusto de Miranda
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project analise the repercussion of American Civil War in Brazil and Cuba, and also their impact on debates about slavery and in diferents abolition proposals between 1861 and 1888. This research will be done by analyses of news papers, diplomatics letters, parlamentarian discussions, abolicionists projects and brazilians and cubans intelectuals writings.Having slavery as central issue of the American war, that conflict started during the Abraham Lincoln presidency of United States. That conflict was polarized between the North States, who looked forward the national union and slavery emancipation, and the South Confederates States, that wished to keep the slavery.While in the United States the proposal of emacipation have provoked an war, Brazil and Cuba aparently tried not to confront that issue, after all both countries were the last to end that work system in Americas.Regardless of that, the called "good society" of Brazilian empire and Cuban colonial elite, and also their enslaved people followed the process of the war in United States.Therefore, this research's purpose is examine how the informations of war reached Brazil and Cuba, how that news from the conflict was interpretated and had impact on discussions about slavery and abolition in both of those countries.

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MIRANDA, Clicea Maria Augusto de. Repercussions of the American Civil War in the destiny of Slavery in Brazil, 1861-1888. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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