João José Reis (NHC Fellow, 2008–09)

Project Title

Ganhadores: Street Labor in Nineteenth-Century Bahia, Brazil

Universidade Federal da Bahia

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2008–09

João José Reis

did substantial research for and continued writing a social and cultural history of African workers in nineteenth-century Bahia, Brazil, and a book on a Muslim African from the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo who crossed the Atlantic Ocean both in the hold and on the deck of slave ships. As coauthor, he revised " 'The Tyrant Is Dead!': The Revolt of the Periquitos, Bahia, 1824" for the Hispanic American Historical Review and "Slavery in Brazil: Recent Trends" for an edited volume on Latin American historiography. He also interviewed John Hope Franklin for Afro-Ásia (a journal of Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, Universidade Federal da Bahia).