Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations In Brazil and the United States

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for History

cover of Neither Black Nor White Slavery and Race Relations In Brazil and the United States by Carl N Degler
ISBN 9780023281907
Prentice Hall College Div
photo of Carl Degler
Carl N. Degler

More about this author >

Get This BOOK

Award Years

Award Status

Award Categories

Carl Degler’s 1971 Pulitzer-Prize-winning study of comparative slavery in Brazil and the United States.

Until Carl Degler’s groundbreaking work, scholars were puzzled by the differing courses of slavery and race relations in the two countries. Brazil never developed a system of rigid segregation, such as appeared in the United States, and blacks in Brazil were able to gain economically and retain far more of their African culture. Rejecting the theory of Giberto Freyre and Frank Tannenbaum—that Brazilian slavery was more humane—Degler instead points to a combination of demographic, economic, and cultural factors as the real reason for the differences.

X