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Abolitionist Movement in Brazil

What was the significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil? Discuss the Abolitionist Movement in Brazil.

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1. What was the significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil? Discuss the Abolitionist Movement in Brazil.

The significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil was not fare reaching as was expected. For example:

1. With emancipation in Brazil, legal slavery disappeared from the western hemisphere, although it lingered in Africa into the 20th century. (See excerpt 2 below)

2. The abolition of slavery also did not end comparable systems of labor exploitation, such as contract labor, sharecropping, child labor, and sweatshops.

3. Nor did abolitionism succeed in ending racism or in establishing equal political and social rights for people of African descent in the Americas.

4. Nevertheless, in the United States, the various European empires, and the independent states of Latin America, abolitionism destroyed human bondage as an acceptable institution. It established equal rights principles that have outlasted post-emancipation efforts by former slaveholders to create caste systems, and provided a basis for more recent efforts countering racial ...

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This solution discusses the Abolitionist Movement in Brazil, especially relating to the significance and legacy of the emancipation of slavery in Brazil.

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