Conflicts and Conspiracies: Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808 / Edition 1

Conflicts and Conspiracies: Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808 / Edition 1

by Kenneth Maxwell, Maxwell Kenneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415949890

ISBN-13: 9780415949897

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415949897
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexvii
Acknowledgementsxxi
Abbreviationsxxiii
Glossaryxxv
Illustrations and Orthographyxxvii
1Dispositions1
Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo
The Luso-Brazilian commercial system
The British Factory
Free traders and contrabandists
New measures
Opposition
Privileged trading companies
Nationalization
Jesuits
The chosen collaborators
2Change33
The international situation
Fears of British power
The development of the Northeast
Reforms
The juntas da fazenda
Economic crisis
The contraction of British trade
Industrial development
The privileged established interests
3Divergence61
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
Neo-mercantilism
Subversion
4Confrontation84
Minas Gerais
The regional economy
Society
The elite
Distinctive solutions
Patronage disputes
Alientation
Melo e Castro
A classical conflict
5Conspiracy115
The tactics of revolt
The activists
The ideologues
The financial interests
The program
Disagreements
Nativism
Social conservatism
The plot
6Skulduggery141
The suspension of the derrama
The coalition in disarray
Loyalists
Arrest in Rio de Janeiro
The devassas
The death of Claudio Manuel da Costa
Manitti
The viceroy and the governor
The contractors escape incrimination
7Crisis177
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
8Compromise204
Dom Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho
Proposals for reform
A federative empire
Dearth and prosperity
The Bahian mulattoes
Opposition
The choice
The denouement
Maps
Portuguese America ca. 1755: Economic resources and intercolonial trade240
South Central Brazil ca. 1789: Settlements and colonial routes241
South Central Brazil ca. 1789: Economic resources242
Portuguese colonial exports and major contraband connections ca. 1789243
Portugal ca. 1760244
Statistical Appendix
1.Graphs and supplementary tables
A.Income from the entradas [Minas Gerais] 1700-1801246
B.Income from the royal fifth of Minas Gerais and gold coin issue in Portugal 1750-86249
C.Annual average monetary issue, 1750-1808250
D.Anglo-Portuguese trade, 1700-87252
E.The royal fifth of Minas Gerais, 1700-87254
F.Captaincy revenues, Minas Gerais, 1700-1800254
G.British cotton wool imports, 1780-92255
H.Estimated annual average slave imports, 1701-1810256
I.Annual Average prices of refined and Brazilian white sugar on the Amsterdam produce exchange 1750-1808259
2.Resume of the state of the Company of Grao Para and Maranhao 1755-70260
3.Goods from metropolitan factories exported to the colonies by the Company of Pernambuco and Paraiba, 1759-77261
4.Brazilian contracts held by the Quintellas261
5.Franco-Portuguese Commerce
(a)Origins of Portuguese Exports to France 1789-1807262
(b)Exports from the ports under the direction of Rouen to Portugal and imports from Portugal, 1730-80262
6.Wine exported from Oporto in pipes, 1717-87263
7.Population263
(a)Alden's adjusted totals for distribution of population of Brazil, 1772-82
(b)Inhabitants of Minas Gerais, 1776
(c)Population of Minas Gerais, 1821
(d)Racial breakdown of Minas population 1776, 1821
(e)Population of Minas Gerais, 1776, 1821 by sex
(f)Civil status of mulatto and black population of Minas Gerais, 1821
(g)Percentage of slaves in Minas population, 1786-1823
Bibliography267
Index277

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