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This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy.

During the late 1860s Southerners dissatisfied with the outcome of the Civil War and fearful of the extent of Union reprisals migrated to Brazil to build a new life for themselves. The Confederados--the great majority from Alabama and Texas--began a century-long adventure to establish a new homeland and to preserve important elements of their Old South heritage.

For more than a hundred years, descendants of the original settlers have largely maintained their language and customs while contributing to Brazil's economy and society. Here, scholars from many fields examine every aspect of this unique mingling of cultures within the larger historical and cultural context.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Michael L. Conniff
  3. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction: The Confederados
  2. Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. One. Leaving The Context of the Southern Emigration to Brazil
  2. Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 11-23
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  1. Two. The Journey The Sarah Bellona Smith Ferguson Narrative
  2. Edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 24-49
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  1. Three. Settling: Migration of the McMullan Colonists and Evolution of the Colonies in Brazil
  2. William C. Griggs
  3. pp. 50-65
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  1. Four. Fitting In: Relocating Family and Capital within the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World Economy: The Brazilian Connection
  2. Laura Jarnagin
  3. pp. 66-83
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  1. Five. The Heritage: The Confederados' Contributions to Brazilian Agriculture, Religion, and Education
  2. Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 84-104
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  1. Six. The Baptists: Southern Religion and Émigrés to Brazil, 1865–1885
  2. Wayne Flynt
  3. pp. 105-115
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  1. Seven. The Methodists: The Southern Migrants and the Methodist Mission
  2. James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 116-137
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  1. Eight. A Community Center: Evolution and Significance of the Campo Site in the Santa Bárbara Settlement Area
  2. Cyrus B. Dawsey
  3. pp. 138-154
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  1. Nine. Constructing Identity: Defining the American Descendants in Brazil
  2. John C. Dawsey
  3. pp. 155-175
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  1. Ten. The Language: The Preservation of Southern Speech among the Colonists
  2. Michael B. Montgomery and Cecil Ataide Melo
  3. pp. 176-190
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  1. Eleven. Conclusions: Currents in Confederado Research
  2. Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
  3. pp. 191-205
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  1. Postscript: Reflections of a Confederado
  2. Eugene C. Harter
  3. pp. 206-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-245
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  1. Annotated Bibliography
  2. James M. Gravois and Elizabeth J. Weisbrod
  3. p. 247
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-273
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817389024
Related ISBN
9780817309442
MARC Record
OCLC
45730752
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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