Resgate, the "ransoming" of indigenous peoples held as captives in the interior of Brazil during the colonial period. Portuguese law banned the direct enslaving of native Brazilians by colonists but allowed Indians already held as slaves by other Indians or those slated for death in tribal rituals to become the slaves of colonists. The exchange of such captives between tribes and colonists was seen by the Portuguese as "ransoming," for the colonists liberated the captives who in turn repaid their deliverers with lifetime service. Widely abused, resgate provided a thin legal patina for the illegal enslavement of native peoples in colonial Brazil
See alsoSlavery: Brazil .
Alexander Marchant, From Barter to Slavery: The Economic Relations of Portuguese and Indians in the Settlement of Brazil, 1500–1580 (1966).
John Hemming, Red Gold: The Conquest of the Brazilian Indians (1978).
Alida C. Metcalf
"Resgate." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 17, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/resgate
"Resgate." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Retrieved February 17, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/resgate
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.