A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks: Elites, Capitalism, and Confederate Migration to Brazil (Atlantic Crossings)
By: Laura Jarnagin (author)Paperback
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A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks demonstrates how portions of interconnected trust-based kinship, business, and ideational transatlantic networks evolved over roughly a century and a half and eventually converged to engender, promote, and facilitate the migration of southern elites to Brazil in the post-Civil War era. Placing that migration in the context of the Atlantic world sharpens our understanding of the transborder dynamic of such mainstream nineteenth-century historical currents as international commerce, liberalism, Protestantism, and Freemasonry. The manifestation of these transatlantic forces as found in Brazil at midcentury provided disaffected Confederates with a propitious environment in which to try to re-create a cherished lifestyle.
Laura Jarnagin is associate professor and director, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines, USA.
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