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Author Schwartz, Stuart B

Title Sugar plantations in the formation of Brazilian society Bahia, 1550-1835 / Stuart B. Schwartz
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985


Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 616 pages ): illustrations
Series Cambridge Latin American studies ; 52
Cambridge Latin American studies ; 52
Contents Part I. Formations, 1500-1600 -- The sugar plantation: from the Old World to the New -- A wasted generation: commercial agriculture and Indian laborers -- First slavery: from Indian to African -- Part II. The Bahian Engenhos and their World -- The Recôncavo -- Safra: the ways of sugar making -- Workers in the cane, workers at the mill -- The Bahian sugar trade to 1750 -- A noble business: profits and costs -- Part III. Sugar Society -- A colonial slave society -- The planters: masters of men and cane -- The cane farmers -- Wage workers in a slave economy -- The Bahian slave population -- The slave family and the limitations of slavery -- Part IV. Reorientation and Persistence, 1750-1835 -- Resurgence -- The structure of Bahian slaveholding -- Important occasions: the war to end Bahian slavery -- Appendixes -- A. The problem of Engenho Sergipe do Conde -- B. The estimated price of white sugar at the mill in Bahia -- C. The value of Bahian sugar exports, 1698-1766
Summary Colonial Brazil was a multiracial society, profoundly influenced by slavery and the plantation system. This study examines the history of the sugar economy and the peculiar development of plantation society over a three hundred year period in Bahia, a major sugar-plantation zone and an important terminus of the Atlantic slave trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-592) and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Sugar trade -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- History
Plantations -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- History
Slavery -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- History
Economic history.
Race relations.
Social conditions.
Sugar trade.
Plantations -- Brésil -- Bahia (état) -- Histoire.
Sucre -- Commerce -- Brésil -- Bahia (état) -- Histoire.
Esclavage -- Brésil -- Bahia (état) -- Histoire.
Geschichte 1550-1835.
Sozialgeschichte 1550-1835.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Race relations
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Social conditions
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Economic conditions
Brazil -- Bahia (State)
Bahia (état) -- Histoire.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 85006716
ISBN 9780511665271