Legacy of the Lash: Race and Corporal Punishment in the Brazilian Navy and the Atlantic World - Blacks in the Diaspora (Hardback)
  • Legacy of the Lash: Race and Corporal Punishment in the Brazilian Navy and the Atlantic World - Blacks in the Diaspora (Hardback)
zoom

Legacy of the Lash: Race and Corporal Punishment in the Brazilian Navy and the Atlantic World - Blacks in the Diaspora (Hardback)

(author)
£21.99
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 12/11/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 5 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata (Revolt of the Lash) of November 1910, during which nearly half of Rio de Janeiro's enlisted men rebelled against the use of corporal punishment in the navy. These men seized four new, powerful warships, turned their guns on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's capital city, and held its population hostage until the government abolished the use of the lash as a means of military discipline. Although the revolt succeeded, the men involved paid dearly for their actions. This event provides a clear lens through which to examine racial identity, violence, masculinity, citizenship, modernity, and the construction of the Brazilian nation.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253014207
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The book, which is very well written and based on extensive documentary research, portrays the existence of a strict social and racial hierarchy in Brazil, thus adding to countless studies that, for the past several decades, have challenged the still-quite-persistent idea that the country is an example of racial harmony.

* Hispanic American Historical Review *

You may also be interested in...

Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
You Couldn't Make It Up...!
Added to basket
£9.99   £4.99
Hardback
Elizabethans
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
How Democracies Die
Added to basket
Black and British
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
60 Years of Coronation Street
Added to basket
The Bookseller's Tale
Added to basket
£16.99   £8.49
Hardback
Lady in Waiting
Added to basket
£9.99   £4.99
Paperback
Wisdom of the Ancients
Added to basket
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Added to basket
Here's the Story
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
A Short History of the World According to Sheep
Added to basket
The Prime Ministers
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
Black and British: A short, essential history
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.