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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 13

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Here's the lower half of the Largo do Pelourinho, which slopes back toward the notch in the ridge. Brazil abolished slavery in 1888, so this church, begun in 1704 and more or less finished in 1780, was built by a brotherhood or mutual-aid society of slaves. Every parish in Salvador had such a brotherhood; this one was established in 1685. Raises all kinds of questions, doesn't it?

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