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Memoria americana

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MOURA MELLO, Marcelo. Roots and routs of the land: The formation of a black territory in southern Brazil. Mem. am. [online]. 2011, n.19-1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1851-3751.

The text deals with the historical trajectory of the black rural community of Cambará, in Rio Grande do Sul, a state located in southern Brazil, which shares borders with Argentina and Uruguay and it is based upon written and oral sources Far from referring to a homogeneous process, the historical formation of this group covers a long period of time, involving the interaction of individuals from different ethnic groups. From this case, the objective is to conflate the analysis of strategies used by the predecessors of the community to ensure access to land in different contexts with two sets of discussions: those posed by the Brazilian historiography about slavery and those arising from the emergence of new subjects of rights in Brazil, the maroons - remanescents of quilombos.

Keywords : Black territories; Maroons; Slavery.

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