286c vive; on discovering Cuanabara Bay in January 1501, the explorer mistook it for a river and called the place Rio de Janeiro. The population of Portuguese settlers was small, largely male, and indisposed to manual labor in the tropics. Brazila#39;s native ... The landownera#39;s aquot;big house, aquot; or casa grande, was a substantial mansion sitting above the slave quarters, or senzala, of mud-and-thatch huts below.
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