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The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil

Thomas D. Rogers

Abstract

This book traces social and environmental changes over four centuries in Pernambuco, Brazil's key northeastern sugar-growing state. Focusing particularly on the period from the end of slavery in 1888 to the late twentieth century, when human impact on the environment reached critical new levels, the author confronts the day-to-day world of farming—the complex, fraught, and occasionally poetic business of making sugarcane grow. Renowned Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre, whose home state was Pernambuco, observed, “Monoculture, slavery, and latifundia—but principally monoculture—they opened ... More

Keywords: environmental changes, Pernambuco, Brazil, sugar-growing state, end of slavery, farming, sugarcane, Gilberto Freyre, slavery, monoculture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834336
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899588_rogers

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas D. Rogers, author