Africanos na Europa durante a Renascença


Livro sobre os africanos na europa na renascença



Revisão do Livros
edited by: Thomas F. Earle, Kate J. P. Lowe
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN: 9780521815826; 434pp.; Price: £65.00

Professor Francisco Bethencourt
King’s College London

Professor Francisco Bethencourt, review of Black Africans in Renaissance Europe, (review no. 619)
Date accessed: 17 July, 2014



Need to know: Neymar, racism and the World Cup

Germany’s 7-1 victory over host country Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals this week followed the injury of Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, whose collision with Colombian player Juan Camilo Zúñiga during the quarter-final game led to a hail of racist epithets aimed at Zúñiga. Ready to go beyond the headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next.

Source: “Not black, not white: just the opposite. Culture, race and national identity in Brazil,” Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford, 2003.
Why you should read this: In 1976, researchers conducted a national population survey in Brazil that asked people to self-describe their “color.” They got 136 different responses, including “cinnamon,” “lilac” and “sea blue.” To read every fascinating one of them, check out this working paper.

Source: “The whitening Of Neymar: How color is lived in Brazil,” Achal Prabhala, Deadspin, July 8, 2014.
Why you should read this: The 2014…

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A powerful letter from my great-great-grandfather, who escaped slavery in 1855

How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.

White Americans aren’t the only ones who don’t like to remember slavery and its history.

According to the Office of Minority Health, in 2012 there were 43.1 million people who identify as African-American. I could lay money that, next year, fewer than 1 percent will publicly celebrate the 150th anniversary of June 19th, or what we call “Juneteenth” — also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day — even though the holiday is recognized in 43 of our so-called United States. It was on this day in 1865 that, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the state of Texas freed the last enslaved Africans in America.

Many African-Americans don’t have detailed stories about our enslaved ancestors or their escape. At least, my family didn’t. When I grew up, no one in our…

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