The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil

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Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey
University of Alabama Press, 1995 - 288 sider
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.

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The Confederados Cyrus B Dawsey and James M Dawsey
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One Leaving The Context of the Southern Emigration to Brazil Cyrus B Dawsey and James M Dawsey
11
Two The Journey The Sarah Bellona Smith Ferguson Narrative Edited by Cyrus B Dawsey and James M Dawsey
24
Migration of the McMullan Colonists and Evolution of the Colonies in Brazil William C Griggs
50
Relocating Family and Capital within the NineteenthCentury Atlantic World Economy The Brazilian Connection Laura Jarnagin
66
The Confederados Contributions to Brazilian Agriculture Religion and Education Cyrus B Dawsey and James M Dawsey
84
Southern Religion and Émigrés to Brazil 18651885 Wayne Flynt
105
The Southern Migrants and the Methodist Mission James M Dawsey
116
Defining the American Descendants in Brazil John C Dawsey
155
The Preservation of Southern Speech among the Colonists Michael B Montgomery and Cecil Ataide Melo
176
Currents in Confederado Research Cyrus B Dawsey and James M Dawsey
191
Reflections of a Confederado Eugene C Harter
206
Notes
211
Annotated Bibliography James M Gravois and Elizabeth J Weisbrod
247
Contributors
267
Index
269

Evolution and Significance of the Campo Site in the Santa Bárbara Settlement Area Cyrus B Dawsey
138

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Om forfatteren (1995)

Cyrus B. Dawsey is Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Auburn University. James M. Dawsey is Dean of the Faculty at Emory and Henry College. Michael L. Conniff is Professor and Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of South Florida.

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