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Lundi 24 décembre 2018
Édité et traduit par James Woodard et Barbara Weinstein
« Originally published in Portuguese in 1994 as Negros da Terra, this field-defining work by the late historian John M. Monteiro has been translated into English by Professors Barbara Weinstein and James Woodard. Monteiro’s work established ethnohistory as a field in colonial Brazilian studies and made indigenous history a vital part of how scholars understand Brazil’s colonial past. Drawing on over two dozen collections on both sides of the Atlantic, Monteiro rescued Indians from invisibility, demonstrating their role as both objects and actors in Brazil’s colonial past and, most importantly, providing the first history of Indian slavery in Brazil. Monteiro demonstrates how Indian enslavement, not exploration or the search for mineral wealth, was the driving force behind expansion out of São Paulo and through the South American backcountry. This book makes a groundbreaking contribution not only to Latin American history, but to the history of indigenous slavery in the Americas generally. »
John M. Monteiro was a professor in the Department of Anthropology of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas and Director of the University’s Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas. He also held visiting positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and Harvard University.
James Woodard is Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University. He is the author of A Place in Politics : São Paulo, Brazil, from Seigneurial Republicanism to Regionalist Revolt (2009).
Barbara Weinstein is Silver Professor of History at New York University and Past President of the American Historical Association. She is the author of The Color of Modernity : São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil (2015), For Social Peace in Brazil : Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo, 1920–1964 (1997), and The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850–1920 (1983).
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