[Marxism] Slaves in Brazil

rrubinelli rrubinelli at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 3 05:15:44 MST 2005


what makes a "people"  "suitable" for slave labor?  Is it biological?
Genetically based?

Certainly the indigenous people in the territory now known as Peru,
Bolivia, Ecuador were suitable for the slave-like conditions of the
encomienda, and the Spanish transformation of the mita system.

And the ingenous people of the Caribbean were fit enough to be worked to
death--  the problem was that the rate of extermination exceeded the
rate of reproduction, therefore the shift to African slavery.

Commerce determines suitability.




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nestor Gorojovsky" <nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar>
To: <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 12:25 AM
Subject: [Marxism] Slaves in Brazil


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 25, Issue 4"
Enviado por:marxism-request at lists.econ.utah.edu
Con fecha:2 Nov 2005, a las 12:00

I am no pundit on Brazil.  But have read not so few authors on this
issue from Gilberto Freyre to Darcy Ribeiro, including among others
Jaguaribe, de Castro, Prado Júnior and still a few others.

All of them agree in that aboriginal peoples were not suited to slave
labor.

Este correo lo ha enviado
Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
[No necesariamente es su autor]
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"La patria tiene que ser la dignidad arriba y el regocijo abajo".
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