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The Resource Brazil : an inconvenient history, directed by Phil Grabsky, Seventh Art Productions, (electronic resource)

Brazil : an inconvenient history, directed by Phil Grabsky, Seventh Art Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Brazil : an inconvenient history
Title
Brazil
Title remainder
an inconvenient history
Statement of responsibility
directed by Phil Grabsky, Seventh Art Productions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While everyone knows of the history of slavery in the USA, few people realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only 4 % were sent to the U.S. At one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery (1888) and one of the ex-slaves is still alive today. This well- researched BBC production charts Brazil s history using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees. From these original sources, we learn firsthand about the brutality of the slave traders and slave owners, and the hardship of plantation life. With the Portugese colony of Angola acting as a "factory" supplying Africans to Brazil, it was cheaper to replace any slave starved and worked to death than to extend his life by treating him humanely. Few plantation owners sent for their wives to live in this hot climate, so the softening effect of family life was absent among the rough white settlers. Historians Joao Jose Reis, Cya Teixeira, Marilene Rosa Da Silva, anthropologist Peter Fry, and others recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today. This is an important documentary for Black history, African history and Latin American studies
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grabsky, Phil
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Seventh Art Productions
Runtime
47
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  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
Target audience
general
Label
Brazil : an inconvenient history, directed by Phil Grabsky, Seventh Art Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641242
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641242/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209975
  • (OCoLC)747796409
Video recording format
other
Label
Brazil : an inconvenient history, directed by Phil Grabsky, Seventh Art Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641242
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641242/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209975
  • (OCoLC)747796409
Video recording format
other

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