João Reis, 2008–2009 | National Humanities Center

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).