A Global Micro-history of a Swiss-owned plantation in Bahia (1820-1888)

Auteur Izabel BARROS
Directeur /trice Bernhard Schär
Co-directeur(s) /trice(s) Sthéphanie Ginalski
Résumé de la thèse

My dissertation examines Fazenda Victoria, a major Brazilian plantation (1820-1887), studying the intersection of global history, racial capitalism, and transatlantic slavery, focusing on the experiences of enslaved women and children. It investigates the roles of Swiss plantation owners Gabriel von May (1791-1870) and Ferdinand von Steiger (1825-1887) within Bahia's slave-owning elite, analyzing how their European networks influenced the plantation's operations and broader trans-imperial dynamics. Through international archival research, the study delves into gender, race, and power, offering insights into the complexities of slavery and resistance within a global capitalist framework.

Statut en cours
Délai administratif de soutenance de thèse 2026
URL https://wp.unil.ch/collaborativehistory/