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Slavery and protestant missions in imperial Brazil: the black does not enter the church, he peeks in from outside

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Barbosa,José Carlos (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780761843009
Published:
Lanham, MD: University Press of America
ISBN:
9780761843009
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, Brazil, Slavery, 19th century, South America, Missions and missionaries, Religion, Protestant
Notes:
168 p., Explains why Protestant missionaries stationed in Brazil during the nineteenth century remained silent on the issue of abolition, even after the end of the American Civil War. Barbosa asserts that the missionaries' first priority was to secure a toehold for Protestantism and that meant not alienating the political and landowning elites of Brazilian society.