The episode of ‘Dutch Brazil’ (1624-1654) has often been treated as a historical parenthesis in the history of Brazil and in the history of the Atlantic World, but its effects both in Brazil and beyond shaped the history long after. This lecture will analyze the lingering heritage of the Dutch occupation, and its significance for the rise of sugar colonies in Barbados, Jamaica and Suriname. It will give special attention to the case of Otto Keije’s failed attempt to colonize the Wild Coast based on his experience in Brazil. The plantation system, the patterns of slave supply, and the internationalization of the sugar market in the South Atlantic all derived their character from the experience and collapse of Dutch Brazil.
Aula/Auditorium, University of Amsterdam, Singel 411.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)