Chica da Silva: A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century by Júnia Ferreira Furtado PDF

By Júnia Ferreira Furtado

ISBN-10: 052171155X

ISBN-13: 9780521711555

ISBN-10: 0521884659

ISBN-13: 9780521884655

Júnia Ferreira Furtado bargains a desirable examine of the area of a freed girl of colour in a small Brazilian city the place itinerant retailers, former slaves, Portuguese directors and concubines engage throughout social and cultural traces. the kid of an African slave and a Brazilian army nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva received her freedom utilizing social and matrimonial thoughts. yet her tale isn't simply the non-public background of a lady, or the social historical past of a colonial Brazilian city. quite, it offers a ancient viewpoint at the cultural universe she inhabited, and the myths that have been created round her in next centuries, as Chica de Silva got here to represent either an instance of racial democracy and the stereotype of licentiousness and sensuality constantly attributed to the black or mulatta girl within the Brazilian well known imagination.

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