Slave Mothers and Freed Children: Emancipation and Female Space in Debates on the ‘Free Womb’ Law, Rio de Janeiro, 1871

TitleSlave Mothers and Freed Children: Emancipation and Female Space in Debates on the ‘Free Womb’ Law, Rio de Janeiro, 1871
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsAbreu, Martha
JournalJournal of Latin American Studies
Volume28
Issue3
Pagination567-580
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Through an analysis of the debates in 1871 on the Law of the 'Free Womb' in the Brazilian Empire, this article tries to understand the role of the slave mother and her freed children in the process of abolition. In addition, it discusses the possible obstacles and dangers the 'Free Womb' would present for the perpetuation of slaveowners' dominance. 

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/157695
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