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MARCOCCI, Giuseppe. Amerindian and Black African slaves: a connected history. Discrimination theories and models in the Portuguese Empire (ca. 1450-1650). Tempo [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.30, pp. 41-70. ISSN 1413-7704. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-77042011000100003.
This article aims to move toward a connected history of the two more discriminated groups in the early modern Portuguese Empire, with special regard to Brazilian colonial society: the enslaved Amerindians and Black Africans. Entangled factors marked that history. Three of them are here considered: the judgment about working capacity, the influence of anti-Judaism and the debate on the eternal salvation of Amerindians and Black Africans.
Keywords : Discrimination; social hierarchies; slavery.