The Masters and the Slaves by Gilberto Freyre

This book is a sociological and anthropological study of 19th century Brazil, focusing on the relationship between the Portuguese colonists and the African slaves. It delves into the racial and cultural synthesis that occurred, resulting in the unique Brazilian identity. The book is known for its controversial assertion that the Portuguese colonizers were more humane and less racist than their North American counterparts, leading to a more harmonious racial integration in Brazil.

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