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Brazil's Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

Anadelia A. Romo


Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Yet this inclusive ideal has a complicated past. Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the start of Brazil's military regime in 1964, this book uncovers how the state's non-white majority moved from being a source of embarrassment to being a critical component of Bahia's identity. It examines ideas of race i ... More

Keywords: Brazil, Bahia, Afro-Brazilian culture, racial harmony, slavery, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833827
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895948_romo


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anadelia A. Romo, author