Sunday, November 17, 2013

Photos of Brazil's History With Slavery

Brazil was the last place in the America's to abolish slavery in 1888, so there are lots of photographs of the practice as you can see in the clip above. Indeed, according to NPR, Brazil has the "world's largest archive of photography of slavery."

Now, you can see many of those photographs  at a new exhibition in Sao Paulo (the museum web site is in Portuguese). You can also read the excellent  NPR story which includes some background about the history of Brazilian slavery.

We are covering sugar and silver in Brazil in AP World now so these photographs should offer students some interesting insights.

Here's the NPR story about the exhibit.

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