Diaspora, slavery and resistance in the Atlantic world (16th to 19th century)
Isabel Cristina Ferreira dos Reis (Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia)
Valéria Costa (Instituto Federal do Sertão Pernambucano, Campus Serra Talhada)
B1 0.05
Wednesday 17 July, 15:00-16:30, 17:00-18:30, Thursday 18 July, 9:30-11:00, 14:30-16:00

Short abstract:

This panel will discuss topics related to the experiences of Africans and Afrodescendants in the Atlantic world, such as the slave trade, labor, black religious traditions, black families and communities, resistance to slavery, emancipation and abolition of slavery, among others.

Long abstract:

This panel proposes to discuss different themes related to the insertion and the experiences lived by Africans and Afrodescendants in different societies of the Atlantic world. Themes such as the Atlantic trade of captives and Africans seized in the context of illegal slave trade, the social history of the work of men, women and black children, the transition from slave labor to free labor, black religious traditions, the formation of black families and communities, the various forms of black resistance, including cultural resistance, about the liberated people in the immediate post-abolition, among other themes, will be very welcome. We are particularly interested in approaches that take a comparative analysis perspective between the various slave societies in the Americas. We also consider relevant the investigations problematizing the extent to which the experiences lived by the Africans and their descendants were conceived from African cultural matrixes, and analyzing their differences and similarities.