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Financing of slave coffee plantations in the Parahyba Valley: Bananal and Piraí (1831-1850)

Grant number: 21/04832-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2022
Effective date (End): December 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal researcher:Rafael de Bivar Marquese
Grantee:Gabriel Gonzalez Sterman
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The object of this research project is the financing of the coffee production in the Parahyba Valley between 1831 and 1850, that is, during the period of its organization, under the transatlantic slave trade. The main objective is to examine the relationship between creditors and debtors along the credit and trade network that formed the central core of the coffee economy. This flow of goods and loans involved slave traders, planters, exporting firms and factors. Analyzing the relations that the factors established with the other agents, the research aims to expand the possibilities of investigation on the theme that were little explored by historiography.

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