New book: Joaquim Nabuco and the British Abolitionists

Leslie Bethell & José Murilo de Carvalho (organizadores), Joaquim
Nabuco e os abolitionistas britanicos: Correspondencia 1880-1905
(Rio de Janeiro: Topbooks/ Academia Brasileira de Letras, 2008),
450pp. (Bi-lingual edition of 110 letters, with an introduction
by the editors, a chronology and a bibliography)
Published December 2008.

English edition to be published February/March 2009:

Joaquim Nabuco, British abolitionists and the end of slavery in
Brazil: Correspondence 1880-1905 edited with an introduction by
Leslie Bethell & José Murilo de Carvalho (London: Institute for
the Study of the Americas, 2009).

From the Introduction to English edition:

‘A little studied aspect of the struggle to abolish slavery in
Brazil in the 1880s is the relationship established and
maintained between Joaquim Nabuco, the leading Brazilian
abolitionist, and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in
London. The correspondence between Nabuco and Charles Harris
Allen, Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and other British
abolitionists throughout the decade and beyond reveals a
partnership consciously sought by Nabuco in order to
internationalise the struggle in Brazil. These letters provide a
unique insight into the evolution of Nabuco’s thinking on both
slavery and abolition and at the same time a running commentary
on the slow and (at least until 1887-8) uncertain progress of the
abolitionist cause in Brazil.’

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