Freedom Setting & Symbolism

Orlando Patterson
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Coastal Brazil

Coastal Brazil is the home of the Tupinamba, an early slave society in pre-European South America that practiced the ritualistic slaughter of their slaves. Slaves had little value to the master except for the honor and dignity of the slaveholder. The slaves performed no economic function.

Angola

Angola is the home of the Impangala, an African slave-based society. The slave master depended on the slave's productivity and motivated the slave by the promise of freedom. Since the slave had no family or social network to support him, freedom had little meaning, since the freed slave could not survive.

Coastal Celebes

Coastal Celebes is the South Pacific island home to a group of people, some of whom practice slavery. The To Lage, To Onda'e, To Palande and To Pada are the slave holding groups. The To Pebato and To Wingkemposo are the tribes without slaves. Slavery introduced...

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