Revue Espagnole et Portugaise [electronic resource].
- Paris : [s.n]
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- 1 online resource (volumes).
- Slavery and anti-slavery: a transnational archive. Part 3: The institution of slavery
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- Reproduction of the original from the Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Revue espagnole et portugaise was published in Paris in 1857 and 1858. The periodical was mostly concerned with the economic situation in Latin America, the improvement of transportation routes, and court gossip. The periodical also gave accounts of historical events, such as the Battle of Lepanto, and each issue dedicated a section to reprinting Spanish and Portuguese poems and novels. The issue of slavery was often mentioned in passing, although some articles dealt more directly with the institution. "Amerique Meridionale-- Les Hommes," for example, discussed race distribution across South America, examining the distinctions between the different kinds of metis and mulatres, along with slavery advocates' views that blacks had been "naturalized by slavery." Another essay, "Histoire du Brésil depuis le seizième siècle jusqu'à nos jours," described the role race and slavery played in the history of Brazil. For example, European and indigenous leaders appealed to different races for support during the fight for independence. Furthermore, the account of the growing maroon population at Palmares demonstrated how free blacks and maroons could undermine the institution of slavery. Such a proximate threat to slavery caused the white Portuguese slaveowners to attack Palmares, and while the first expedition failed, the second expedition succeeded in exterminating the maroon base. Articles in Revue espagnole et portugaise, while not explicitly focused on slavery, nonetheless provide insight into the institution of slavery.
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Reproduced from the source library are: Oct. 31, 1856-Jan. 1, 1858 (4 issues available).
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