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Slaves Are Fine, Just Not That Kind Of Slave

The powerful Jesuits in Portuguese-controlled Brazil helped the colony switch from Native American to African labor. Though Native Americans were plentiful in Brazil, and so very cheap slaves, Jesuits disapproved. According to them, enslaving Native Americans was a sin, but Africans were fair game. They practiced what they preached, too: all the slaves in Jesuit-owned sugar plantations were Africans. Still, compared to the Spanish, Brazil was slower in adopting slaves from across the Atlantic.

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