Bahia's Independence

9780773557475: Hardback
Release Date: 30th July 2019

9780773557482: Paperback
Release Date: 30th July 2019

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Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 448

McGill-Queen's University Press

Bahia's Independence

Popular Politics and Patriotic Festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900

How the people of Salvador, Bahia, celebrated independence in their province, challenging dominant understandings of nineteenth-century Brazil.
Hardback / £99.00
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Paperback / £33.00
This book can only be pre-ordered within 2 months of the publication date.

Since 1824, Bahians have marked independence with a popular festival that contrasts sharply with the official commemoration of Brazil's independence on 7 September. The Dois de Julho (2 July) festival celebrates the day the Portuguese troops were expelled

Hendrik Kraay is professor of history at the University of Calgary.

"Bahia's Independence is a significant research endeavour. Kraay, a careful and thorough scholar, reveals deep insights about the Brazilian empire in this work." Judy Bieber, University of New Mexico

"Bahia's Independence is a rich study by a leading scholar, and an excellent example of the blend of cultural and political history that has become an important trend in recent years." Andrew J. Kirkendall, Texas A&M University