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The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, and Marcus J. M. de Carvalho

Abstract

The book tells the story of Rufino, or Abuncare, a Yoruba Muslim from the kingdom of Oyo, who came to Brazil as a slave in c. 1823 and lived in the Atlantic cities of Salvador, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Recife (all in Brazil), and Freetown in Sierra Leone. In Salvador, he lived his first eight years as a slave; then he was taken to Porto Alegre by his young master and sold there. He bought his freedom in 1835 with money he made as a hire-out slave and then moved to Rio de Janeiro. Here Rufino started to work as a cook on a slave ship bound to Luanda. In late 1841, after a few slave trading ... More

Keywords: slave trade, slavery, Atlantic history, religion, Islam, biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190224363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190224363.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

João José Reis, author
Professor of History, Federal University of Bahia

Flávio dos Santos Gomes, author
Associate Professor of History, Federal University of Rio de Janiero

Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, author
Professor of History, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco