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Conflicts and Conspiracies : Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808 - Kenneth Maxwell

Conflicts and Conspiracies

Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415949880
Number Of Pages: 320

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A study of Brazil during a critical formative period which illuminates the causes of her special historical development within Latin America. Professor Maxwell analyzes the shifting relationships between Portugal, England and Brazil during the second half of the 18th Century. Through his study, Professor Maxwell is concerned with the social, economic and political significance of the events he describes. An important part of this work is a study of the Minas Conspiracy of 1788-89.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Glossaryp. xxv
Illustrations and Orthographyp. xxvii
Dispositionsp. 1
Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo
The Luso-Brazilian commercial system
The British Factory
Free traders and contrabandists
New measures
Privileged trading companies
The chosen collaborators
Changep. 33
The international situation
Fears of British power
The development of the Northeast
The juntas da fazenda
Economic crisis
The contraction of British trade
Industrial development
The privileged established interests
Divergencep. 61
Growing tensions
Laxity in Minas Gerais
The Diamond District
The contracts
The fall of Pombal
Extinction of the companies
Debilitation of the role of the Royal Treasury
Nobles and businessmen
Confrontationp. 84
Minas Gerais
The regional economy
The elite
Distinctive solutions
Patronage disputes
Melo e Castro
A classical conflict
Conspiracyp. 115
The tactics of revolt
The activists
The ideologues
The financial interests
The program
Social conservatism
The plot
Skulduggeryp. 141
The suspension of the derrama
The coalition in disarray
Arrest in Rio de Janeiro
The devassas
The death of Claudio Manuel da Costa
The viceroy and the governor
The contractors escape incrimination
Crisisp. 177
The records in Lisbon
The British
Diplomatic successes
Melo e Castro
The alcada
The scapegoat
Dangerous sleeping dogs
The sentence
The hanging of Tiradentes
A double failure
Compromisep. 204
Dom Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho
Proposals for reform
A federative empire
Dearth and prosperity
The Bahian mulattoes
The choice
The denouement
Portuguese America ca. 1755: Economic resources and intercolonial tradep. 240
South Central Brazil ca. 1789: Settlements and colonial routesp. 241
South Central Brazil ca. 1789: Economic resourcesp. 242
Portuguese colonial exports and major contraband connections ca. 1789p. 243
Portugal ca. 1760p. 244
Statistical Appendix
Graphs and supplementary tables
Income from the entradas [Minas Gerais] 1700-1801p. 246
Income from the royal fifth of Minas Gerais and gold coin issue in Portugal 1750-86p. 249
Annual average monetary issue, 1750-1808p. 250
Anglo-Portuguese trade, 1700-87p. 252
The royal fifth of Minas Gerais, 1700-87p. 254
Captaincy revenues, Minas Gerais, 1700-1800p. 254
British cotton wool imports, 1780-92p. 255
Estimated annual average slave imports, 1701-1810p. 256
Annual Average prices of refined and Brazilian white sugar on the Amsterdam produce exchange 1750-1808p. 259
Resume of the state of the Company of Grao Para and Maranhao 1755-70p. 260
Goods from metropolitan factories exported to the colonies by the Company of Pernambuco and Paraiba, 1759-77p. 261
Brazilian contracts held by the Quintellasp. 261
Franco-Portuguese Commerce
Origins of Portuguese Exports to France 1789-1807p. 262
Exports from the ports under the direction of Rouen to Portugal and imports from Portugal, 1730-80p. 262
Wine exported from Oporto in pipes, 1717-87p. 263
Populationp. 263
Alden's adjusted totals for distribution of population of Brazil, 1772-82
Inhabitants of Minas Gerais, 1776
Population of Minas Gerais, 1821
Racial breakdown of Minas population 1776, 1821
Population of Minas Gerais, 1776, 1821 by sex
Civil status of mulatto and black population of Minas Gerais, 1821
Percentage of slaves in Minas population, 1786-1823
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780415949880
ISBN-10: 0415949882
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1