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The Resource The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil, edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey

The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil, edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey

Label
The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil
Title
The Confederados
Title remainder
Old South immigrants in Brazil
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Of all the colonies founded by former Confederates in Latin America, the most important was established by William Norris at Americana in southeastern Brazil. For 125 years the people in Americana have held on to their language and customs, while prospering within and contributing to the larger Brazilian economy and society. The original settlers came from Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, and some of them returned home for visits from time to time. Much has been written about these people, but there has been relatively little scholarly inquiry into the historical context and the events of the migration itself, the cultural impact that these confederados exerted on their host country, and the ways in which the original settlers and their descendants fit into the larger Brazilian society. Most immigrant nationalities arriving in Brazil were quickly absorbed by the surrounding culture. Although the Confederates numbered but a few thousand and appeared earlier than most of the groups from other nations, they maintained distinctive traits, and many of their descendants still speak English as a first language. The editors provide an excellent scholarly examination of the confederados that is unique in its approach. This volume focuses on the Norris settlement, near present-day Americana, and makes clear the ways in which the Americans influenced Brazilian culture beginning in the 1860s and continuing to the present
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
981/.00413
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2659.A5
LC item number
C66 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil, edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a4x2-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-265) and index
Control code
192915
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780817307530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94009461
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30069620
  • (OCoLC)30069620
Label
The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil, edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a4x2-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-265) and index
Control code
192915
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780817307530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94009461
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30069620
  • (OCoLC)30069620

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