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Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro (book review)

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2014
Published:
Highland Park, MI
ISBN:
1072-2041
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Women, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Book reviews, Abolition of slavery, Havana (Cuba), Cowling, Camillia
Notes:
In "Conceiving Freedom," Camillia Cowling examines how gender shaped urban routes to freedom for the enslaved during the slow process of emancipation in Cuba and Brazil. Slavery in those countries ended only after the rest of Latin America had abolished the "peculiar institution" and even after the American Civil War.