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    Chica Da Silva: A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century (New Approaches to the Americas) (Paperback) By (author) Junia Ferreira Furtado

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    DescriptionJunia Ferreira Furtado offers a fascinating study of the world of a freed woman of color in a small Brazilian town where itinerant merchants, former slaves, Portuguese administrators and concubines interact across social and cultural lines. The child of an African slave and a Brazilian military nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her freedom using social and matrimonial strategies. But her story is not merely the personal history of a woman, or the social history of a colonial Brazilian town. Rather, it provides a historical perspective on the cultural universe she inhabited, and the myths that were created around her in subsequent centuries, as Chica de Silva came to symbolize both an example of racial democracy and the stereotype of licentiousness and sensuality always attributed to the black or mulatta female in the Brazilian popular imagination.

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    Chica Da Silva
    A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Junia Ferreira Furtado
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521711555
    ISBN 10: 052171155X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSB
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037050
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 96
    BISAC V2.8: HIS024000, BIO000000
    DC22: 306.362092, 306.3/62092
    LC classification: HT869.S55 F87 2009
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    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK, NHTS
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3ML
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
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    Publication date
    01 January 2009
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    Author Information
    Junia Furtado holds a Ph.D. in Social History from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently a professor of history at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Her work on Chica da Silva has won awards from the Carlos Chagas Foundation for Women and Gender Research and the Ford Foundation. She has also contributed articles to Cartografia da conquista das minas and History of Cartography, volume 4. The Portuguese language edition of this book was awarded Honorable Mention in 2004 by the Casa de las Americas foundation of Cuba.
    Review quote
    "...impressive, definitive study..." -Choice "In Chica da Silva, Junia Ferreira Furtado offers a compelling account of the life and world of Francisca da Silva de Oliveira." -Mariana L. R. Dantas, Journal of Social History "excellent book...moves beyond the myths to uncover ther real Chica." -Katherine Holt, Journal of World History
    Table of contents
    1. Land of stars; 2. Chica da Silva; 3. The diamond contractors; 4. Black diamond; 5. The lady of Tejuco; 6. Life in the village; 7. Mines of splendour; 8. Separation; 9. Disputes; 10. Destinies; 11. Chica the boss.