The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil
- edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey, James M. Dawsey.
- Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1995.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-265) and index.
- Foreword / Michael L. Conniff
- Introduction: The confederados / Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
- Leaving: the context of the southern emigration to Brazil / Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
- The journey: the Sarah Bellona Smith Ferguson narrative / edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
- Settling: migration of the McMullan colonists and evolution of the colonies in Brazil / William C. Griggs
- Fitting in: relocating family and capital within the nineteenth-century Atlantic world economy: the Brazilian connection / Laura Jarnagin
- The heritage: the confederados' contributions to Brazilian agriculture, religion, and education / James M. Dawsey and Cyrus B. Dawsey
- The Baptists: southern religion and emigres to Brazil, 1865-1885 / Wayne Flynt
- The Methodists: the southern migrants and the Methodist mission / James M. Dawsey
- A community center: evolution and significance of the Campo site in the Santa Barbara settlement area / Cyrus B. Dawsey
- Constructing identity: defining the American [word is crossed out] descendants in Brazil / John C. Dawsey
- The language: the preservation of southern speech among the colonists / Michael B. Montgomery and Cecil Ataide Melo
- Conclusions: Currents in confederado research / Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
- Postscript: Reflections of a confederado / Eugene C. Harter
- Annotated bibliography / James M. Gravois and Elizabeth J. Weisbrod.
Of all the colonies founded by former Confederates in Latin America, the most important was established by William Norris at Americana in southeastern Brazil. For 125 years the people in Americana have held on to their language and customs, while prospering within and contributing to the larger Brazilian economy and society. The original settlers came from Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, and some of them returned home for visits from time to time. Much has been written about these people, but there has been relatively little scholarly inquiry into the historical context and the events of the migration itself, the cultural impact that these confederados exerted on their host country, and the ways in which the original settlers and their descendants fit into the larger Brazilian society. Most immigrant nationalities arriving in Brazil were quickly absorbed by the surrounding culture. Although the Confederates numbered but a few thousand and appeared earlier than most of the groups from other nations, they maintained distinctive traits, and many of their descendants still speak English as a first language. The editors provide an excellent scholarly examination of the confederados that is unique in its approach. This volume focuses on the Norris settlement, near present-day Americana, and makes clear the ways in which the Americans influenced Brazilian culture beginning in the 1860s and continuing to the present.
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- American Civil War (1861-1865)
- American Confederate voluntary exiles > Brazil > History.
- United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Refugees.
- Brazil > History > Empire, 1822-1889.
- Immigrants > Brazil > History > 19th century.
- Loyalistes américains > Brésil > Histoire.
- Immigrants > Brésil > Histoire > 19e siècle.
- États-Unis > Histoire > 1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession) > Réfugiés.
- Brésil > Histoire > 1822-1889.
- American Confederate voluntary exiles.
- United States.
- American Confederate voluntary exiles > Brazil.
- Brazil, São Paulo, Americana > History.
- Brazil, São Paulo, Americana > Colonization.
- United States, South Carolina > Emigration and immigration.
- United States, Alabama > Emigration and immigration.
- United States, Georgia > Emigration and immigration.
- United States, Mississippi > Emigration and immigration.
- United States, Texas > Emigration and immigration.
- United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Americana São Paulo, Staat
- USA > Südstaaten
- Imigracao (brasil)
- Historia dos estados unidos.
- Historia do brasil > sociedade (imigracao)
- Immigrés > Brésil > Histoire > 19e siècle.
- Américains > À l'étranger.
- États-Unis > 1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)
- États confédérés d'Amérique > Émigration et immigration.
- Brésil > Émigration et immigration > Histoire > 1822-1889.
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- 9780585273082 (electronic bk.)
- 0817307532 (alk. paper)
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