Brazil, The Home For Southerners: Or, A Practical Account Of What The Author, And Others, Who Visited That Country, For The Same Objects, Saw And Did While In That Empire

Published in 1866, this book details the author’s trip to Brazil and somewhat of a report to the people of the Southern states after the War Between the States to show that their is another place that they could start a new life and not live in the current conditions of reconstruction or the United States’ despotic style of government.


Many southerners went to Brazil after reading books similar to this one. A few remained in Brazil while others eventually returned to the United States. See my earlier article at for details.

Best of all, this 303-page book published in 1866 is available free of charge as an e-book in at You can read it on your computer’s screen or your tablet’s screen.

The e-book is available in a number of formats, including: Kindle, PDF, Epub (use that for the iPad and a number of other tablets), and several other formats as well.


Ann Andersen,
Years ago when I was Units Overseas Chairman of the NSDAR I had compiled a lot of information about Southerners moving to Brazil after the Civil War and presented it as a suggestion for an additional Units Overseas Chapter as a place where many Southerners with Revolutionary War ties could be found, but I was rebuffed. The main town where the Southerners settled was “Americana”. The people of Americana continue to hold dear the Southerner traditions of the 1800s and earlier.


The book “Look Away Look Away” by Leslie turner White written back in the 40’s is a fictional novel on this event. Haven’t read it yet but it is in my pile of winter reading.


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