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Book Number 4626 
Author Freyre, Gilberto 
Title The Masters and the Slaves [Casa-Grande & Senzala] A Study in the Development of Brazilian Civilization 
Date 1946 
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf 
Place of Publication New York 
Edition First American Edition 
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Decorative gilt ruling at joints. Spine in five compartments of raised bands, black morocco labels with gilt titles on two and four. Marbled pasted and free end papers.  
Illustration Illustrated with two plans and one fold-out facsimile map.  
Size 8vo (237x156mm). 
Condition A fine, handsome example in attractive red contemporary half calf.  
Pagination P. Advertisement, Half Title, Blank, Title, Printer’s Note, Dedication, Blank, Publisher’s Note, Blank, Contents, Blank, Preface (xi-lxix), Blank, (1), Blank, 1-537. Index (i-xliv), (1).  
Translation Info  
Notes Published in 1933, Casa-Grande e Senzala (English: The Masters and the Slaves) is a book by Gilberto Freyre, about the formation of the Brazilian society. The \"Casa-Grande\" (big house) refers to the landlords residences in sugar plantations, where whole towns were owned and managed by one man. The \"Senzala\" refers to the dwelling of the Black working class, where they originally worked as slaves, and later as servants. In Freyre\'s opinion, the architecture of the Casa-Grande, was an expression of a patriarchal society. In this book the author refutes the idea that Brazil would have an \"inferior race\" because of race-mixing. He points to the positive elements that permeate the Brazilian cultural formation because of miscegenation (especially between Portuguese, Indians and blacks). The book deals with race/class separation, and miscegenation and is generally considered a classic of modern cultural anthropology. 
Price (US$) 375  
Short Description Book Americas South;  
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