After the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865, some Southerners chose to leave the United States rather than live under the rule of the Union victors. What was the most popular location to emigrate to?

Answer: Brazil. Keen to encourage the cultivation of cotton, the Brazilian emperor offered these Southerners subsidized transport and cheap land. Around ten thousand made the journey and became known as ‘Confederados.’

Source: The Lost Colony of the Confederacy by Eugene Harter

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