The Work Routine Of A Maranhao Summary

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In “the Work Routine of a Maranhao( Brazil) Plantation in the Nineteenth Century,” Father Brandao Jr. describes the harsh life of a slave in cotton and rice plantations in the state of Maranhao, Brazil. One of the main reasons that plantation slavery developed and became so popular in countries like Brazil can be traced to the rise in demand of cash crops such as cotton and rice. Slaves were looked at as a cheap and efficient way of producing these crops, which would then be traded to other countries for their money and their manufactured products As Brandao Jr. explains, plantation slaves were expected to do and produce as their owner and overseer, or supervisor, commanded of them. Additionally, if the slaves did not produce what was expected

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