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Nas fímbrias da liberdade: agregados, índios, africanos livres e forros na Província de Minas Gerais (século XIX) On the fringes of freedom: aggregates, Indians, free Africans and manumitted slaves in Minas Gerais in the nineteenth century

By Andréa Lisly Gonçalves and Marileide Lázara Cassoli Meyer

Abstract

O objetivo deste artigo é tratar alguns aspectos do trabalho compulsório, não escravo, nas Minas Gerais oitocentista. Através da abordagem do trabalho de indígenas, de recrutas, de africanos livres e de agregados pretendeu-se evidenciar o tema da vulnerabilidade e da instabilidade a que estavam sujeitos alguns homens livres pobres, em um contexto marcadamente escravista da Província: o Termo de Mariana, Comarca de Ouro Preto.<br>This paper aims at approaching some aspects of compulsory labor, not slave labor, in the nineteenth century Minas Gerais. Through the analysis of the work of indigenous, recruits, free Africans and aggregates it intends to evidence the issue of vulnerability and instability to which some free poor men were submitted in the context of a markedly slavery region: Term of Mariana, County of Ouro Preto

Topics: Minas Gerais, escravidão, forros, agregados, africanos livres, Minas Gerais, slavery, manumitted slaves, aggregates, free Africans, History (General), D1-2009, History (General) and history of Europe, D, DOAJ:History, DOAJ:History and Archaeology
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0104-87752011000200013
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:36d6d912f6ea4839892a0846a34fa829
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