História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
GUTIERREZ, Horacio. Lands owners and slaves in Paraná: patterns and hierarchies in the early nineteenth century. História [online]. 2006, vol.25, n.1, pp. 100-122. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742006000100005.
In the nineteenth century first decades the land distribution in Paraná registered a high concentration level due to the fact that the cattle farmers owned the biggest properties. This article examines the use of the enslaved labor by land owners as well as the access to the land by the slaves owners. It discusses both social hierarchies in the local society and the land and slaves importance in these hierarchies constitution. The primary sources used in the analysis were lands official records and demographic censuses.
Keywords : Agrarian structure; Slavery; Colonial Paraná.