The foreword emphasizes the importance of Crossroads of Freedom for the study of slavery and freedom in Brazil. It emphasizes the originality of the author’s use of nominative record linkage, a methodology introduced by Carlo Ginzburg, to trace individuals, families, and communities from slavery into freedom. And it emphasizes the importance of the findings made possible by this methodology.
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Crossroads of Freedom: Slaves and Freed People in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1910
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