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Joaquim Nabuco, British Abolitionists and the End of Slavery in Brazil

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By James Dunkerley. Published 2004. ISBN 9781900039680



Detailed Description

A little studied aspect of the struggle to abolish slavery in Brazil in the 1880s is the relationship established and maintained between Joaquim Nabuco, the leading Brazilian abolitionist, and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in London. The correspondence between Nabuco and Charles Harris Allen, Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and other British abolitionists throughout the decade and beyond reveals a partnership consciously sought by Nabuco in order to internationalise the struggle. These letters provide a unique insight into the evolution of Nabuco’s thinking on both slavery and abolition and at the same time a running commentary on the slow and (at least until 1887–8) uncertain progress of the abolitionist cause in Brazil.