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Vassouras : Vassouras Roles of Planter and Slave in a Plantation Society - Stanley J. Stein


Vassouras Roles of Planter and Slave in a Plantation Society

Paperback Published: 21st January 1986
ISBN: 9780691022369
Number Of Pages: 360

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This book is a now classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee in the Parahyba Valley of South Central Brazil. Local society, the free-planters, professionals, tradesmen, and lower class citizens-and the slaves, are viewed through the routine of plantation life. The author shows how abolition, erosion, and bankruptcy transformed virgin forest into a wasteland of eroded hillsides and abandoned towns, of disillusioned planters and poverty-stricken black freedmen.

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"The key theme is actually ... not coffee, or even Vassouras, but the use and abuse of soil and labor under slavery and its unhappy impact upon society."--Virginia Quarterly "By narrowing his canvas to one municipio, the author successfully combines sound historical perspective with the microcosmic insights characteristic of contemporary community studies."--Marvin Harris, American Historical Review

ISBN: 9780691022369
ISBN-10: 0691022364
Series: Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 21st January 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.55  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Type: Revised