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The Confederados: Old South Immigrants in Brazil
edited by Cyrus B. Dawsey and James M. Dawsey
contributions by James M. Gravois, Laura Jarnagin, William C. Griggs, Michael B Montgomery, Wayne Flynt, John Dawson, Cecil Ataide Melo, Elizabeth Weisbrod and Eugene C. Harter
foreword by Michael L. Conniff
University of Alabama Press, 1998
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8902-4 | Paper: 978-0-8173-0944-2

This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy.

During the late 1860s Southerners dissatisfied with the outcome of the Civil War and fearful of the extent of Union reprisals migrated to Brazil to build a new life for themselves. The Confederados--the great majority from Alabama and Texas--began a century-long adventure to establish a new homeland and to preserve important elements of their Old South heritage.

For more than a hundred years, descendants of the original settlers have largely maintained their language and customs while contributing to Brazil's economy and society. Here, scholars from many fields examine every aspect of this unique mingling of cultures within the larger historical and cultural context.

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