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Labor Archives of Ibicaba Farm (Brazil) | Uni. of Goettingen

Labor, Livelihood,and Immigration in a Brazilian Plantation: the Archives of Ibicaba Farm (1847-1977)

Project Abstract

Ibicaba Farm, located in the countryside of São Paulo, played an outstanding role in Brazilian history. It was there that the first experiments with European bonded labor were conducted, in a process related to the abolition of slavery and the insertion of Brazil into the Age of Mass Migration. This project provides the inventory and digitizes the farm’s archives from its second administration, when an immigrant family became the farm’s proprietor (1847-1977). By safeguarding these unique and unexplored sources, the project fosters our understanding of labor relations in Latin American plantations and their socioeconomic, cultural and political dynamics.

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