Did ancestor of yours move to Brazil?

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Approximately 20,000 people left Southern states that had been devastated by the U.S. Civil War and boarded ships to Brazil. They were called Confederados.

Sympathetic with the South during the war, Brazil’s Don Pedro II promised them free passage, cheap, tax-free land and slave labor in exchange for educating his countrymen in how to raise cotton.

He envisioned Brazil a world supplier.


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