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The Luso-African-Brazilian relations during the project of "regeneration" of the Nineteenth Portuguese State

Grant number: 13/04782-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Samuel Alves Soares
Grantee:Gilberto da Silva Guizelin
Supervisor: Andrés Malamud
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:12/12755-3 - Great Maritime Relations, Ephemeral Political Connections: Relations Between Angola and Brazil, of Ruy Germack Possolo to Saturnino de Sousa e Oliveira (1826-1858), BP.DR

Abstract

Between 1825 and 1850, the bilateral relationship among Brazil and Portugal was intense. This relationship was dominated by issues directly related to the African Slave Trade in the South Atlantic. To Portugal of that second quarter of century, the Slave Trade was a major theme of his overseas policy because the Project of "Regeneration" or, in other words, the reform of the Portuguese State and his Overseas Empire passed by the problem of Extracontinental Slave Trade.Portugal hoped to consolidate its hold over the remaining colonial possessions, particularly under Africa, preventing the direct relatins between Brazil and the African Continent, especially with the colony of Angola which fell all the expectations of regenerating of the Portuguese State afther the Brazilian Independence. For this reason, the relations between Portugal and Brazil in that period exceeded the habitual bilateral scope, prevailing, in fact, a unusual triangular character. The study of Luso-African-Brazilian relations during the process of "regeneration" of the Niniteenth Portuguese State is, therefore, the theme of this project. (AU)

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