Black Home Owners (18th to 20th Century): histories of the diaspora in Minas Gerais (Brazil) is a project that aims to universalize documentary sources that allow the construction of biographies of black and African women and men and their descendants who lived in the former territories of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a project of the Núcleo de Pesquisa em História Econômica e Demográfica (NPHED) from Cedeplar at The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), a research center recognized for socializing sources and qualitative data such as the lists of inhabitants of Minas Gerais in the Nineteenth century and the important Census of the Brazil Empire of 1872. Arising from the work of gold and precious stones mining activities, Minas Gerais possessed the largest enslaved black population of the country during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Project Director: Moacir Rodrigo de Castro Maia

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