LAC History Seminar Series: American Social Order and Empire: Slavery and Taxation in Eighteenth-Century Brazil

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Kirsten Schultz, Seton Hall University (New Jersey)


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“Enslaved men crushing stones for the extraction of diamonds,” Serro Frio (ca.1770), by Carlos Julião, “Notícia summaria do gentilismo da Asia [...] Ditos de figurinhos de brancos e negros do uzos do Rio Janeiro e Serro do Frio.” Acervo da Fundação Biblio


Kirsten Schultz, Professor, Department of History, Seton Hall University (New Jersey), is a historian of Brazil and the Portuguese empire. She is the author of Tropical Versailles: Empire, Monarchy and the Portuguese Royal Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1821 (2001; Portuguese translation published by Civilização Brasileira, 2008) and From Conquest to Colony: Empire, Wealth and Difference in Eighteenth Century Brazil (forthcoming Yale UP), as well as articles on political culture, economic thought, and slavery in the Portuguese empire. Her research has received funding from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.