By Kenneth Maxwell
A learn of Brazil in the course of a severe formative interval which illuminates the reasons of its distinctive historic improvement inside Latin the United States.
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4 1 A voyage round the world performed by the order of His Most Christian Majesty in the years 1766’ 1767, 1768, 1769, by Lewis de Bougainville, translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster (London, 1772) 82–3. 2 Allan Christelow, ‘Great Britain and the trades from Cadiz and Lisbon to Spanish America and Brazil 1759–1782’, HAHR, XXVII (February 1947) 12; Olga Pantaleão, ‘A penetração comercial da Inglaterra na America Espanhola 1715–1783’. Boletim LXII da Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras da Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo, 1946).
The fleets of the north, of Grão Pará and Maranhão carried cacao. The riches of Bahia were legendary. Luís da Cunha foresaw the transfer of the court to Rio de Janeiro. The King would take the title ‘Emperor of the West’ and appoint a viceroy to rule in Lisbon. Luís da Cunha had envisioned a Portuguese Empire in America extending from the Plata and Paraguay to north of the river Amazon. , Paris, 1798, 1808) 1, 228; comments on the importation of wood from northern Europe, Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado to Sr Fernando de Lavra, 26 January 1752, and [Mendonça Furtado] to [Carvalho e Melo], 15 July 1757, A Amazônia na era Pombalina.
The treaty of 1654 guaranteed the English not only the ‘same liberties, privileges, and exemptions as the Portuguese in metropolitan and colonial commerce’, but also provided for religious toleration and by a secret article prohibited the raising of customs duties on British goods above 23 per cent. Parts of the treaty always remained dead letters, particularly those related to the presence of English merchants in the Portuguese possessions, but the 1654 and subsequent treaties had provided a favorable environment for the creation of the state of semi-colonial dependency in which mid-eighteenth century Portugal found herself with relation to her northern ally.
Conflicts and Conspiracies: Brazil and Portugal, 1750-1808 by Kenneth Maxwell