Lessons Learned: The Second Dutch Conquest of Brazil and the Memory of the First

  title={Lessons Learned: The Second Dutch Conquest of Brazil and the Memory of the First},
  author={Michiel van Groesen},
  journal={Colonial Latin American Review},
  pages={167 - 193}
  • Michiel van Groesen
  • Published 1 August 2011
  • History, Political Science
  • Colonial Latin American Review
After a slow start in the early sixteenth century, the Portuguese Crown had gradually come to appreciate its possession of Brazil. Centered around the main sugarproducing areas of Bahia and Pernambuco, which began to flourish in the 1550s and 1560s, Portugal’s control over its only New World colony steadily expanded as the century progressed. Challenges from European rivals along the northeastern and central coasts, including French Huguenots and English privateers and merchants, were kept in… 
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