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A Black Jurist in a Slave Society: Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship

Keila Grinberg


Now in English for the first time, Keila Grinberg's compelling study of the nineteenth-century jurist Antonio Pereira Rebouças (1798–1880) traces the life of an Afro-Brazilian intellectual who rose from a humble background to play a key--and conflicted--role as Brazilians struggled to define citizenship and understand racial politics. One of the most prominent specialists in civil law of his time, Rebouças explained why blacks fought stridently for their own inclusion in society but also complicitly embraced an ethic of silence on race more broadly. Grinberg argues that while this silence was ... More

Keywords: Brazil, Citizenship, Race, Nineteenth Century, Law, Atlantic, Identity, Slavery, Racism, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652771
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652771.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keila Grinberg, author
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro