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After the slave ships: the creation of Brazilian Consulate in Luanda and the Empire’s relations with the Portuguese colony of Angola, 1822-1860

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Gilberto da Silva Guizelin
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Franca. 2016-06-09.
Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. Franca
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Advisor: Samuel Alves Soares

The purpose of this study is investigate the political relations of the two Great centers of export and import of African slaves in the first half of Nineteenth Century: the Portuguese colony of Angola, on Africa, and the newly independent Empire of Brazil, in America. Indeed, here the privileged object of analysis is the Brazilian Consulate in Luanda. Created on October 31, 1826, by appointing Ruy Germack Possolo, the Brazilian consular representation in Angola it was closed in mid-1828 after the expulsion of the consul Germack Possolo by the colonial rulers. This fact resulted years of negotiations between the Governments of Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon for its reopening, which despite having been agreed in 1854, was only effectively implemented in 1858, with the arrival of Saturnino de Souza e Oliveira to capital Angolan. The aim of this study was to understand the successive efforts of the imperial diplomacy (re)open that representation as part of an international policy developed for the defense of sovereignty and the Brazilian autonomy in the Atlantic-African concert in front of the interference of others international agents, especially Great-Britain and Portugal, in the question of the abolition of the slave trade, a subject that until the late 1840s and early 1850s Brazilian statesmen and diplomats insisted on treating as legitimate and exclusive jurisdiction of the national political and not the international political forum. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 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)
Grantee:Gilberto da Silva Guizelin
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate