“When the Africans Hid Themselves”: The 1857 Strike in Bahia
The 2020 Stanley J. Stein Lecture A Brazil LAB event with João José Reis and Isadora Moura Mota. João José Reis is a Professor of History at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He is the author of Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia, Divining Slavery and Freedom: The story of Domingos Sodré, an African Priest in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, and Death is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Popular Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, which won the 1996 Clarence H. Haring Prize from the American Historical Association and the 1992 Jabuti Prize for nonfiction from the Brazilian Book Council. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of London and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of London, University of Michigan and Brandeis University. Isadora Moura Mota is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. Her scholarship focuses on modern Brazilian history, comparative slavery, abolitionism, literacy, and the African diaspora to Latin America. Mota’s first book, An Afro-Brazilian Atlantic: Slavery and Anglo-American Abolitionism in the Age of Emancipation (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press), explores the role of Afro-Brazilians in shaping the history of abolition in the Atlantic world. This lecture honors the life and work of the Princeton Professor Stanley J. Stein (1920-2019), a visionary historian of Brazil and Latin America. Organized by PIIRS and the Brazil LAB. Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Anthropology.