Coverart for item
The Resource The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830, Hal Langfur

The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830, Hal Langfur

Label
The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830
Title
The forbidden lands
Title remainder
colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830
Statement of responsibility
Hal Langfur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Forbidden Lands concerns a pivotal but unexamined surge in frontier violence that engulfed the eastern forests of eighteenth-century Brazil's most populous region, Minas Gerais. Focusing on social, cultural, and racial relations, it challenges standard depictions of the occupation of Portuguese America's vast interior, while situating its frontier history in the broader context of the Americas and the Atlantic world. The author argues that the key to understanding the colony's internal consolidation - ignored and misconstrued by scholars fixed on coastal events and export-led development - resides in the incompatible ways in which Luso-Brazilians, Afro-Brazilians, and seminomadic indigenous peoples accused of cannibalism sought to territorialize their distinctive societies. He demonstrates that cultural conflict on the frontier was a defining characteristic of Brazil's transition from colony to independent nation and a fundamental consequence of its relationship to a wider world. The study moves Brazil to a prominent place in our understanding of the hemispheric sweep of internal colonization in the Americas."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langfur, Hal
Dewey number
981/.51033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2534
LC item number
.L325 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land settlement
  • Violence
  • Indians of South America
  • Blacks
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Minas Gerais (Brazil)
  • Brazil
Label
The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830, Hal Langfur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncertain refuge : the shifting geography of a frontier in the making -- Ordered space, disorderly peoples : challenging Portugal's frontier policies -- In the eastern forests : territorializing colonial society -- The "useless people" : free persons of color and the racial geography of the frontier -- The assault on the eastern sertão -- Sources of conflict : the elusive evidence of Indian incorporation and resistance -- Cannibalism and other "abominable scenes" : frontier violence as cultural exchange -- War
Control code
62762241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 408 pages
Isbn
9780804751803
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780804751803
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The forbidden lands : colonial identity, frontier violence, and the persistence of Brazil's eastern Indians, 1750-1830, Hal Langfur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncertain refuge : the shifting geography of a frontier in the making -- Ordered space, disorderly peoples : challenging Portugal's frontier policies -- In the eastern forests : territorializing colonial society -- The "useless people" : free persons of color and the racial geography of the frontier -- The assault on the eastern sertão -- Sources of conflict : the elusive evidence of Indian incorporation and resistance -- Cannibalism and other "abominable scenes" : frontier violence as cultural exchange -- War
Control code
62762241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 408 pages
Isbn
9780804751803
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780804751803
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...