The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

The Nabuco Chapel Mausoleum was the work of Italian sculptor Giovanni Nicolini, inaugurated in 1914, commissioned by the Government of Pernambuco. It features a visual narrative, depicting half-naked men, women, and children theatrically portraying the effort made to raise the coffin of the one who was the “redeemer of the enslaved race in Brazil,” as stated in the text above the chapel door.

The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

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Review: The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco

Review: The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco

The book The Abolitionism, authored by Joaquim Nabuco, was completed in 1883, during the period when several laws were in effect to restrict slavery within the national territory. However, it was still five years before the total abolition of slavery. It is an integral part of the abolitionist campaign, of which Nabuco was perhaps the foremost white advocate for decades. The book holds immeasurable value in understanding the lengthy historical, economic, and political process that eventually led to the end of slavery, as well as the resistance and vested interests at play in the second half of the 19th century.

Review: The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco
The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco

 

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