A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-century Rio De Janeiro (Latin American Silhouettes)

A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-century Rio De Janeiro (Latin American Silhouettes)

By: Adele Toussaint-Samson (author), Emma Toussaint-Samson (translator), June E. Hahner (editor)Hardback

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Description

This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and highspirited young Parisian Ad_le Toussaint-Samson traveled with her husband from France to Brazil in the mid 1800s. While there, she wrote of her experiences, painting a vivid and detailed portrait of the reality of slavery, gender relations, and daily life in mid-nineteenth century Brazil. This eminently readable primary document provides a firsthand view of a slaveholding society, describing both men and women, slave and free, rich and poor. Well written and lively, A Parisian in Brazil is an excellent resource for courses on Latin America, women in Latin America, and Brazilian history.

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About Author

June E. Hahner is professor of history at the State University of New York at Albany.

Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Introduction Chapter 2 A Parisian in Brazil Chapter 3 Bibliographical Essay

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780842028547
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 121
  • ID: 9780842028547
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 0842028544
  • translations: French

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