A morphology of ‘quilombos’ in the Americas, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries

20 November 2018

TheBlack Consciousness Day is held every November 20th to remember the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, one of the pioneers of resistance to slavery.

Today, we highlight the paper  A morphology of ‘quilombos’ in the Americas, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries (available in Portuguese in HCS-Manguinhos vol.19  supl.1 Dec. 2012).

The paper written by Manolo Florentino (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Márcia Amantino (Universidade Salgado de Oliveira) presents a study on “quilombos” in slave societies in the Americas.

Quilombo São Gonçalo, Pernambuco, Brazil. Quilombos were settlements founded by escaped slaves.

Related articles in Manguinhos:

Tetanus among slaves and freeborn in Brazil – Ian Read, from Soka University, talks about tetanus in 19th century Brazil. According to him, the story about health and medicine is needed to understand the transition from empire to the republic.

Slave mortality during the cholera epidemic in Rio de Janeiro (1855-1856): a preliminary analysis. Kodama, Kaori et al. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos, Dez 2012, vol.19, suppl.1.

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