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FREIRE, Jonis. Manumission and size of the slave stocks: possibilities of freedom in small, medium and large Southeast slave farms (19th century). Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.45, pp.211-232. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752011000100010.
This article aims to undertake an analysis of the possibilities of liberation in small, medium and large stocks of slaves, located in Juiz de Fora (MG), Zona da Mata Mineira, in the Nineteenth century. Through intercrossed sources concerning the three major families of slave holders, we realized that most manumissions distributed to the captives was not necessarily by the letter of enfranchisement, and also very important in the manumissions and will during the inventory, distributed in addition to other situations. We realized that those three major owners of the captive studied manumit proportionately more than the small and medium. There was, therefore, in Juiz de Fora, and elsewhere in Southeast slave, an inverse correlation between the size of possessions and the percentages of liberation distributed for small, medium and large slave masters.
Palavras-chave : manumissions; slave stocks; slavery; Juiz de Fora.