Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil


Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.02 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Yuko Miki is Assistant Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Latin American and Latino Studies at Fordham University, New York. Her work has been awarded the Best Article Prize from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazil Section and the Coordinating Council on Women's History.


'This book is a major achievement not only because of the innovative research and groundbreaking analysis, but also because the author has uniquely found a way to communicate these in prose that is both concise and precise. She effectively articulates theoretical and epistemological insights in a streamlined way that is certainly helpful to students and nonspecialists but also, frankly, is useful for specialist scholars trying to apprehend her reading of the archive. I can sincerely say that having read this book will forever change the way I think and teach about Atlantic slavery and Brazilian history, something that I have been doing for over twenty years.' Amy Chazkel, Queens College, City University of New York
'In Frontiers of Citizenship, Yuko Miki connects racial categories that hitherto have been archivally and historiographically separate and argues persuasively why this approach is 'not only possible, but necessary'. By intertwining the histories of indigenous peoples and black slaves in a frontier region, she offers surprising new insights about race, slavery, and citizenship during Brazil's transition to nationhood.' Judy Bieber, University of New Mexico
'Yuko Miki provides a critical accounting of nation-state building in nineteenth century Brazil. Surprising and engaging, Miki tells a series of stories from a variety of perspectives that bring indigenous peoples into the light. She provides those of us who work in the modern era on Black-Indian disputes and alliances with an important backdrop that will inform our work in many years to come. This book would be excellent for both undergraduate and graduate courses in Brazil, nineteenth century Latin America, and adds Brazil, a country often left to one side when discussing indigenous peoples of South America.' Jan French, University of Richmond
'In placing together Indians and black slaves within a complex framework of territorial claims, labor exploitation, nation-building, and the struggle for and denial of citizenship, Yuko Miki's book opens a new frontier in the social history of nineteenth-century Brazil and Latin America in general.' João José Reis, Universidade Federal da Bahia, author of Divining Slavery and Freedom
'... Frontiers of Citizenship will be read widely.' Jonathan Warren, Hispanic American Historical Review