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The African and Afro-Brazilian Family and Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

ByISABEL CRISTINA FERREIRA DOS REIS

In recent decades, Brazilian historiographic productions about slavery have been punctuated by a series of new studies, seeking to consider and recover the constitution of families within Brazil’s enslaved population. This theme, although not extensively explored until the second half of the 1970s, has always been controversial, given discussions about the importance and even the existence of families among the captive population.