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Rebellion on the Amazon : The Cabanagem, Race, and Popular Culture in the North of Brazil, 1798-1840 - Mark Harris

Rebellion on the Amazon

The Cabanagem, Race, and Popular Culture in the North of Brazil, 1798-1840


Published: 13th September 2010
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The Brazilian Amazon experienced, in the late 1830s, one of Brazil's largest peasant and urban-poor insurrections, known as the Cabanagem. Uniquely, rebels succeeded in controlling provincial government and town councils for more than a year. In this first book-length study in English, the rebellion is placed in the context of late colonial and early national society and economy. It compares the Cabanagem with contemporaneous Latin American peasant rebellions and challenges to centralized authority in Brazil. Using unpublished documentation, it reveals - contrary to other studies - that insurgents were not seeking revolutionary change or separation from the rest of Brazil. Rather, rebels wanted to promote their vision of a newly independent nation and an end to exploitation by a distant power. The Cabanagem is critical to understanding why the Amazon came to be perceived as a land without history.

List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Tablesp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Divergent Amazoniap. 1
ParĂ¡ in the Age of Revolution: History and Historiographyp. 10
Life on the Riverp. 31
The Family and Its Means in the Lower Amazonp. 71
Some of the Origins of Peasant Rebellion in ParĂ¡ and the Agrarian Sectorp. 104
Forms of Resistance in the Late Colonial Periodp. 142
Independence, Liberalism, and Changing Social and Racial Relations, 1820-1835p. 176
The United Brazilian Encampment at Ecuipiranga, 1833-1837p. 221
"Vengeance on Innocence": The Repression and Continuing Rebellion, 1837-1840p. 255
Conclusion: The Making of the Brazilian Amazonp. 287
Glossary of Terms in Portuguese and Englishp. 303
Key Eventsp. 307
List of Significant Peoplep. 311
Referencesp. 315
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780521437233
ISBN-10: 0521437237
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61