This collection of essays brings forth important scholarship from Brazil on “postemancipation” studies. Though it is necessary to note that Da nitidez e invisibilidade derives partly from previously published journal articles and book chapters, the volume nonetheless provides a valuable overview of the new Afro-Brazilian historiography. It features a preface by Barbara Weinstein and overall contains a satisfying blend of methodological and empirical chapters. Beyond Brazilianists, this book deserves attention from scholars interested in the histories of Afro-Latino/as and comparative citizenship.

One immediate takeaway is the dynamism surrounding Afro-Brazilian politics in the first half of the twentieth century and the reappraisal that this thus compels of the political narratives for modern Brazil in general and certainly for the period of the Old Republic (1889–1930) in particular. A second takeaway is that the historical memory of slave emancipation remained a catalyzing force in...

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