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The Geopolitical Crisis of Slavery: United States, Spain and Brazil, 1846-1865

Grant number: 15/16112-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Wilma Peres Costa
Grantee:Tâmis Peixoto Parron
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/07444-0 - The geopolitical crisis of black slavery: United States, Spain and Brazil, 1842-1865, BE.EP.PD


This project engages a series of interactions between global systemic conditions and national political processes in the mid-nineteenth century conjuncture that led to the world crisis of black slavery in the Americas in the 1860s. While dominant historiographic formulations suggest that the world crisis of human bondage resulted from discrete national political tensions, the main assumption of this project lies in that the creation of a center-intensive international commodity market integration (after the 1846 Corn Law Repeal and Sugar Act) e the Mexican War (1846-1848) set the systemic conditions for the suppression of the illegal transatlantic slave trade to Brazil in 1850, for the increase of the annexation movement regarding the island of Cuba e for the evolution of American antislavery as a seccional social value to a federal partisan power in the 1850s. Its purpose is to offer new facets behind the world crisis of black slavery in the 1860s. Besides that, my reports shall be added on to the already-written chapters of my PhD research, which was funded by FAPESP, so that the whole manuscript be submitted to a publishing house.

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