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Lecture: The Politics of Ambiguity in Brazilian Slave Emancipation

28 mei 2013
IISH, Amsterdam

Sidney Chalhoub is professor of history at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and one of the best specialists in Slavery, particularly after its abolition in Brazil.  Professor Chalhoub claims that the illegal enslavement and the precariousness of freedom belongs to the same historical process in the nineteenth century.

He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University.  He published several books and articles, among others A força da escravidão: ilegalidade e costume no Brasil oitocentista (2012), "The Precariousness of Freedom in a Slave Society (Brazil in the Nineteenth Century" (2011) in the International Review of Social History and Machado de Assis, historiador (2003).

Professor Chalhoub has been invited by the Latin American Desk of the IISH to hold his lecture at the IISH, at 3 pm. Admission free.