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9780521872355 - THE COMPARATIVE HISTORIES OF SLAVERY IN BRAZIL, CUBA, AND THE UNITED STATES - by Laird W. Bergad
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THE COMPARATIVE HISTORIES OF SLAVERY IN BRAZIL, CUBA, AND THE UNITED STATES

This book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded, and slavery became an integral part of local culture and society. In all three nations, slavery spread to nearly every region, and in many areas it was the principal labor system utilized by rural and urban elites.

Yet long after it had been abolished elsewhere in the Americas, slavery stubbornly persisted in the three nations. It took a destructive Civil War in the United States to bring an end to racial slavery in the southern states in 1865. In 1886 slavery was officially ended in Cuba, and in 1888 Brazil finally abolished this dreadful institution, and legalized slavery in the Americas came to an end.

LAIRD W. BERGAD was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received his B.A. in history in 1970. He then lived and worked in various jobs in Puerto Rico before enrolling in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Latin American and Caribbean history in 1980. He has traveled widely through Latin America and has lived for extended periods in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Brazil. He has written and published four previous books about rural slave-based societies during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Brazil: Coffee and the Growth of Agrarian Capitalism in Puerto Rico (1983); Cuban Rural Society in the 19th Century (1990); The Cuban Slave Market, 1790–1880 (coauthored, Cambridge 1995); and Slavery and the Demographic and Economic History of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1720–1888 (Cambridge 1999). Bergad has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Fulbright Fellowships, and an NEH Fellowship, among other grants and honors. He is the founding director of the City University of New York’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies.




NEW APPROACHES TO THE AMERICAS

Edited by Stuart Schwartz, Yale University

Also published in the series:

Arnold J. Bauer, Goods, Power, History: Latin America’s Material Culture
Noble David Cook, Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492–1650
Herbert S. Klein, The Atlantic Slave Trade
Robert M. Levine, Father of the Poor? Vargas and His Era
Susan Socolow, The Women of Colonial Latin America
Sandra Lauderdale Graham, Caetana Says No: Women’s Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society

Forthcoming in the series:

John McNeill, Epidemics and Geopolitics in the  American Tropics
Alberto Flores Galindo (translated by Carlos Aguirre and Charles Walker), In Search for an Inca
Gilbert Joseph and Patricia Pessar, Rethinking Rural Protest in Latin America
Eric Van Young, Popular Rebellion in Mexico 1810–1821




THE COMPARATIVE HISTORIES OF SLAVERY IN BRAZIL, CUBA, AND THE UNITED STATES


LAIRD W. BERGAD
Lehman College and
The Graduate Center
City University of New York




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© Laird W. Bergad 2007

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First published 2007

Printed in the United States of America

A catalog record for this publication is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Bergad, Laird W., 1948–
The comparative histories of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States/Laird W. Bergad.
p. cm. – (New approaches to the Americas)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-521-87235-5 (hardback)
ISBN 978-0-521-69410-0 (pbk.)
1. Slavery – Brazil – History. 2. Slavery – Cuba – History. 3. Slavery – United States –
History. I. Title. II. Series.
HT 1126 B 472007
306.3’62097 – dc22
2006101940

ISBN 978-0-521-87235-5 hardback

ISBN 978-0-521-69410-0 paperback

Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLS for external or third-party Internet Web sites referred to in this publication and does not guarantee that any content on such Web sites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.




This book is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Ruth Bergad. Her life centered on her family, for whom she was a model of dedication, kindness, warmth, selflessness, dignity, humility, pride, toughness, and love. She embodied these basic human values, and they have inspired me throughout my life. Mom, I can see you putting this one on the shelf with the others, and I know you would have qvelled, as usual.




CONTENTS

List of Maps and Figurespage x
Introductionxi
1From Colonization to Abolition: Patterns of Historical Development in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States1
2The Diversity of Slavery in the Americas to 179033
3Slaves in Their Own Words64
4Slave Populations96
5Economic Aspects132
6Making Space165
7Resistance and Rebellions202
8Abolition251
Bibliography291
Index303



MAPS AND FIGURES

MAPS
4.1U.S. Old South and New South statespage 115
4.2North, center, and south states in Brazil122
4.3West, center, and east in Cuba130
FIGURES
5.1Indexed slave price movements in New Orleans, Cuba, and Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1850–1860158
5.2Trend lines for indexed slave price movements in New Orleans, Cuba, and Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1850–1860159
5.3U.S. cotton production, Cuban sugar production, and Brazilian coffee exports by volume, 1821–1860160
5.4Indexed sugar, cotton, and coffee prices in the United States, 1850–1860, in real prices using U.S. “deflators”161



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