2012 Conference Overview

American Counterpoint: New Approaches to Slavery and Abolition in Brazil

Gilder Lehrman Center’s 12th Annual International Conference

October 29-30, 2010
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Co-Sponsored by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Since the 1988 centennial celebration of Abolition in Brazil the study of slavery and abolition has moved in new directions that have explored not only the role and voices of the slaves themselves, but also the important place of Brazil in the comparative history of slavery and of the African Diaspora. This conference highlighted the trends of current research and their implications for the history of slavery not only in Brazil, but in the Americas as a whole.

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