Isabel Orleans-Braganza: The Brazilian Princess Who Freed the Slaves
By: James McMurtry Longo (author)Paperback
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This is a biography of Isabel Orleans-Braganza, daughter of the last emperor of Brazil. Isabel was the highly visable heir to the throne of a country where women were expected to be nearly invisable. Although hating politics, she became a skilled politician and determined abolitionist committed to peacefully ending slavery in the country that first introduced slavery to America.Her story is told against the historic background of the role Isabel's own ancestors, especially royal women, played in the rise and fall of slavery. This is the story of one of the most famous, controversial, yet little known heroines in history.
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