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Legislation on forced labour in Portuguese colonies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Grant number: 14/10424-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Lucilene Reginaldo
Grantee:Ivan Sicca Gonçalves
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/21979-5 - Between slavery and the burden of freedom: workers and forms of labor exploitation in historical perspective, AP.TEM


This project will examine legislation on forced labor in the Portuguese colonies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The analysis will focus on existing legislative data, which will be be entered into the Database "Legislation: Work and Workers in Portugal, Brazil and the Portuguese Colonial Africa" ( ). In addition to collecting and referencing information on legal texts, the student will produce a comparative essay on the forms of forced and contract labor in different colonial contexts (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau).

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