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Author Morgan, Zachary R., 1969-

Title Legacy of the lash : race and corporal punishment in the Brazilian Navy / Zachary R. Morgan.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Blacks in the Diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Race and Violence in Brazil and its Navy -- Legislating the Lash -- Control of the Lower Decks, 1860-1893 -- Roots of a Rebellion -- The Revolt of the Lash -- The Aftermath -- Conclusion: The Measure of a Revolution.
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Subject Brazil. Marinha -- History -- 20th century.
Brazil -- History -- Naval Revolt, 1910.
Sailors, Black -- Brazil -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Naval discipline -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Corporal punishment -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Slavery -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Black people -- Race identity -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Citizenship -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Brazil -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780253014207 0253014204 (DLC) 2014017903
ISBN 0253014298 (electronic bk.)
9780253014290 (electronic bk.)
9780253014207 (hardback)
0253014204 (hardback)