Kresge Library

History Comes Alive Series

Professor Mary C. Karasch will present the lecture "Frontier Life in Central Brazil before 1835 (an illustrated lecture)" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2006 in the Oakland Center Oakland Room. Professor Karasch is the author of a prize-winning study of Brazilian slavery, Slave Life in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1850. Professor Karasch has lived and traveled extensively in Central Brazil, in what are the modern states of Goiás and Tocantins. She is writing a book based on her years of research and travel in that region.

Books by Professor Karasch at the Kresge Library:

  • Slave life in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1850. Princeton University Press, 1987.

Online articles by Professor Karasch provided by the Kresge Library*:

  • "Rethinking The Conquest Of Goias, 1775-1819." Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 61(3): 463-492.

Articles by Professor Karasch available at the Kresge Library:

  • "Slavery And The Rise Of Peasantries: Commentary Two." Historical Reflections 6(1): 248-251.
  • "Afro-American Slave Culture: Commentary One." Historical Reflections 6(1): 138-141.

Online articles and books related to this topic provided by Kresge Library*:

  • Birchal, Sérgio de Oliveira (1999). Entrepreneurship in nineteenth-century Brazil the formation of a business environment. New York : St. Martin’s Press.
  • Butler, Kim (1998). Freedoms given, freedoms won Afro-Brazilians in post-abolition, São Paulo and Salvador. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press.
  • Figueirôa, Silvia and Silva, Clarete da (2000). "Enlightened Mineralogists: Mining Knowledge In Colonial Brazil, 1750-1825." Osiris 15: 174-189.
  • Flory, Thomas (1977). "Race And Social Control In Independent Brazil." Journal of Latin American Studies 9(2): 199-224.
  • Gomes, Flávio dos Santos (2002). "A ‘Safe Haven’: Runaway Slaves, Mocambos, And Borders In Colonial Amazonia, Brazil." Hispanic American Historical Review 82(3): 469-498.
  • Kidder, Daniel P (1857). Brazil and the Brazilians, portrayed in historical and descriptive sketches. Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson.
  • Leitman, Spencer L (1973). "Cattle and caudillos in brazil's southern borderland, 1828 TO 1850." Ethnohistory 20(2): 189-197.
  • Manchester, Alan K (1972). "The Growth Of Bureaucracy In Brazil, 1808-1821." Journal of Latin American Studies 4(1): 77-83
  • Miller, Joseph Calder (1988). Way of death merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Miller, Shawn W (2003). "Stilt-Root Subsistence: Colonial Mangroves And Brazil's Landless Poor." Hispanic American Historical Review 83(2): 223-253.
  • Pedreira, Jorge M (2000). "From Growth To Collapse: Portugal, Brazil, And The Breakdown Of The Old Colonial System (1750-1830)." Hispanic American Historical Review 80(4): 839-864.
  • Bethell, Leslie (1969). "The Independence of Brazil and the Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade: Anglo-Brazilian Relations, 1822-1829." Journal of Latin American Studies [Great Britain] 1969 1(2): 115-147.

Books related to this lecture's topic at the Kresge Library:

  • Introductory texts on the history of Brazil
  • The colonization of Brazil
  • 18th century Brazil

*Please note, access to some of these online materials is restricted to use by Oakland Students, Faculty, and Staff (or from a computer located on the Oakland network). Find out why...
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