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MARQUESE, Rafael de Bivar. The dynamics of slavery in Brazil: resistance, the slave trade and manumission in the 17th to 19th centuries.Translated byAnthony Doyle. Novos estud. - CEBRAP [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0101-3300.

The article examines the relationships between the Brazil-bound transatlantic slave trade, manumission patterns and the creation of opportunities for collective slave resistance (formation of Maroon slave communities and large revolts), from the end of the 17th Century to the first half of the 19th Century. Based on the theoretical propositions of Patterson and Kopytoff, it suggests an interpretation for the Brazilian slave system over the long term without dissociating the condition of the slave from that of the freedman, nor the slave trade from the manumissions.

Keywords : slavery; Brazilian history; transatlantic slave trade; manumissions; slave resistance.

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