Laborers and Enslaved Workers

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From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was also the site of an incipient working-class consciousness that expressed itself across seemingly distinct social categories. In this volume, Marcelo Badaró Mattos demonstrates that these two historical phenomena cannot be understood in isolation. Drawing on a wide range of historical sources, Badaró Mattos reveals the diverse labor arrangements and associative life of Rio?s working class, from which emerged the many strategies that workers both free and unfree pursued in their struggles against oppression.

Fecha de publicación
1 de septiembre de 2017
Editor
Colección
Número de páginas
186
ISBN
9781785336300
ISBN papel
9781785336294
Tamaño del archivo
2 MB