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Roquinaldo Amaral Ferreira
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)

FA-56870-12
Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

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Totals:
$46,200 (approved)
$46,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

Building Colonialism: Slavery, Racial Ideology, and Ethnography in Angola, 1830s-1880s

The purpose of this proposal is to obtain funding to write a book on the foundations of Portuguese colonialism in Angola from the 1830s to the 1880s. My book is provisionally entitled Building Colonialism: Slavery, Racial Ideology, and Ethnography in Angola, ca. 1830s-ca 1880s. Based on uniquely detailed and eclectic records collected in seventeen archives and libraries across the Atlantic (Angola, Brazil, England, France, Portugal, and the United States), my book tackles fundamental issues related to African history and Atlantic history, such as the spread of ideas about race in the south Atlantic, the relationship between racial ideologies and colonialism, the scope of unfree labor in Angola after the transatlantic slave trade, and the production of ethnographic knowledge by metropolitan actors seeking to bolster colonial presence in Angola.