Cover

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Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-xii

More often than we would like to acknowledge, the experience of North Americans in hemispherical relations has been characterized by arrogance, greed, and an unchecked imperialism that has generated great wealth and property-mostly for North Americans. ...

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Introduction: Amicus Curiae—Henry W. Hilliard's View of Slavery

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pp. 1-16

On an October day in 1877, United States ambassador Henry Washington Hilliard arrived at Rio de Janeiro. The voyage from Bordeaux had been pleasant and safe, both matters of concern for the sixty-one year old diplomat. As his ship approached the South American coast he had his first glimpse of tropical foliage. ...

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An Improbable Journey

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pp. 17-84

On a pleasant spring evening in 1880 in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Cattete, United States minister to Brazil, Henry Washington Hilliard rose from his seat in the opulent grand salon of the Hotel dos Estrangeiros to speak on the topic of Brazilian slavery. Receiving a hero's introduction, ...

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Exchange of Letters

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pp. 85-104

My dear Mr. Hilliard:
I take the liberty of sending to your Excellency some copies of the English translation of the manifesto of this society, and asking your enlightened opinion upon the results which the immediate and total substitution of slave labor by free labor has produced, ...

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Banquet in Honor of Henry W. Hilliard

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pp. 105-132

From the time of Jesus and the Divine Master, the Saints of Peace and of Charity, of Liberty, of Equality, and of Fraternity are all gathered around this table.

For the first time, the Brazilian Abolitionist Family gathers today to administer the sacred bread of the Eucharist in favor of those who suffer under the weight of captivity. ...

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Manifesto of the Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society

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pp. 133-148

"Let Justice be done, though the Heavens fall!"
To the Country:
Three hundred years ago the first contract for the introduction of Africans into Brazil was celebrated, and for three hundred years we have existed in virtue of this contract. Slavery having been made the comer stone of our nationality, ...

Index

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pp. 149-156