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Circulation of ideas and strategies of action in the Brazilian abolitionist movement

Grant number: 09/05921-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - New Frontiers
Effective date (Start): August 10, 2009
Effective date (End): July 29, 2010
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Principal Investigator:Angela Maria Alonso
Grantee:Angela Maria Alonso
Host Investigator: Kenneth Davic Jackson
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Yale University, United States  

Abstract

This research aims to produce a comprehensive explanation on the Brazilian abolitionist movement from two points of view. On one hand, it argues that the movement was a social network, congregating Parliamentary activities, civil society mobilizations and slave rebellions. On the other hand, this project researches how occurred the transfer and adaptation of ideas from the international abolitionist repertoire to the Brazilian abolitionist movement, and how the national tradition constrained this process. It argues that some abolitionist leaders worked out as brokers between both processes, connecting, on one hand, public space and political institutions and, on the other hand, local, national and international arenas of abolitionist activism. (AU)

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