Adèle Toussaint-Samson (1826–1911) is the author of A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. This account provides a firsthand view of a slavocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and high-spirited young Parisian Adele Toussaint-Samson traveled with her husband a French actor, from France to Brazil in the mid-1800s. While there, she wrote of her experiences, painting a detailed portrait of the reality of slavery, gender relations, and daily life in mid-nineteenth century Brazil.

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  • Adèle Toussaint-Samson (1826–1911) is the author of A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. This account provides a firsthand view of a slavocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and high-spirited young Parisian Adele Toussaint-Samson traveled with her husband a French actor, from France to Brazil in the mid-1800s. While there, she wrote of her experiences, painting a detailed portrait of the reality of slavery, gender relations, and daily life in mid-nineteenth century Brazil. Translated into English by her daughter Emma in 1891, the 124-page book is one of the few first-person accounts by a female sojourner in Latin America during this period.The book has also been translated into Portuguese by Maria Inez Turazzi as Uma parisiense no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Capivara, 2003. Adèle Toussaint-Samson also published several poems and essays. (en)
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  • Adèle Toussaint-Samson (1826–1911) is the author of A Parisian in Brazil: The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. This account provides a firsthand view of a slavocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and high-spirited young Parisian Adele Toussaint-Samson traveled with her husband a French actor, from France to Brazil in the mid-1800s. While there, she wrote of her experiences, painting a detailed portrait of the reality of slavery, gender relations, and daily life in mid-nineteenth century Brazil. (en)
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