Legacy of the lash: Race and corporal punishment in the Brazilian navy and the atlantic world

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Abstract

Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata (Revolt of the Lash) of November 1910, during which nearly half of Rio de Janeiro’s enlisted men rebelled against the use of corporal punishment in the navy. These men seized four new, powerful warships, turned their guns on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s capital city, and held its population hostage until the government abolished the use of the lash as a means of military discipline. Although the revolt succeeded, the men involved paid dearly for their actions. This event provides a clear lens through which to examine racial identity, violence, masculinity, citizenship, modernity, and the construction of the Brazilian nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages321
ISBN (Electronic)9780253014290
ISBN (Print)9780253014207
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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penalty
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Corporal Punishment
Atlantic World
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Indiana University Press, 2014. 321 p.

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