5 out. Também conhecida como Revolta dos Alfaiates, a Conjuração Baiana foi uma revolta social de caráter popular ocorrida na Bahia em and early nineteenth centuries (most famously the Inconfidência Mineira of and the Conjuração Baiana of ), all of which were quashed by the army. Lara, Campos da violência, 35; and Vallim, “Da sedição dos mulatos à conjuração baiana de ,” “Carta de Martinho de Mello e Castro,” –
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Infor example, seven Luso-Brazilian ships from Bahia were seized by a French squadron off the African coast Truguet was nominated a councilor by Napoleon Bonaparte infor whom he commanded the French squadrons in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
The means for the execution of this are easy and require little expenditure: Furthermore, the French soldier repeated in the two texts transcribed here that he had discussed these parts of the conspiracy with sectors from the Bahian elite. Aux origines de Haiti, Paris, It can be seen that the perspective of the French Revolution did not accompany the much talked connjurao ‘new ideas’ baiiana economic relations. Combined manner according to which the inhabitants should act.
The cargo confiscated by the French soldiers consisted of sugar, liquor, tobacco, iron and uniforms for Portuguese troops connurao Asia. After the violent confrontation and when the prey had been captured, including the armament and munitions, Larcher negotiated in a courteous manner with the defeated captain, giving him a safe conduct in relation to all other French vessels, asking them not to attack again the vessel, which allowed Santo Antonio de Polifemo to return to Bahia without being further attacked and with the survivors being freed The letter also written in Lisbon to the Baiaa of the French Republic about the same theme and dated 15 June almost two months after the Project and also transcribed below has some interesting characteristics.
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However, there are some exceptions: While he waited in Lisbon, at least between March and JuneCaptain Larcher seemed anxious to advance the projected French support for the Bahian conspirators.
The conjurso he consented to included, among other aspects, ceding part of the Brazilian Amazon to France. Citizen Directors 6.
It can thus be seen that the profile of Larcher that emerges from this situation is not that of an adventurer or a mercenary, so common at those times, nor that of a dubious aristocratic officer, or even a crazy lone revolutionary, but rather that of a military professional who identified with the expansionist projects of his own country.
In addition, there is the fleeting reference by Manuel dos Santos Lira in the records of the Devassa to Cipriano Barata, with the latter having told the former to be prudent in his actions due to the ill-preparedness of “the greater part of the inhabitants of this continent” for a venture on the scale of a revolution, with it being wiser “to wait for the French to come” What is happening in this colony leaves no doubt about its determination. In general terms it involved military support for the proclamation of independence of Bahia in exchange for privileged trade agreements.
He argues that what happened in Bahia in “would be best called by us a Proletariat Revolution, arising out of the environment of workers, artisans and soldiers who preached and guided, indoctrinated in the political, socialist and irreligious principles of France 12 “. At the time of his trip to Brazil inas is well known, Larcher was carrying with him the official report of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies for Mauritius, from where he was expelled by French colonists dissatisfied with this measure.
The minister Truguet would be removed from his position a month after Larcher’s correspondence, as part of a wide ranging ministerial shuffle. It would have been strange for him to spend time and ink writing and placing his own personal prestige in play if he had not been really convinced and encouraged by the contacts he made in Bahia to follow through the request for support for the intended uprising.
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If I could have baiwna for France at the same instant of my arrival in Lisbon, and if you are wanted to hear the Voice of this People, this Revolution would have already been enacted and it would not have taken long for You to enjoy the promised advantages. From the great political theater that you occupy, it will be easy for you, Citizen Directors, to calculate the great advantages that this revolution will provide to the trade of the French Republic, the losses that could result for our enemy, as well as the inconveniences that a political connurao could raise.
But everything indicates that these contacts, as has already been looked at, were made by members of Bahian elites who ended up outside the repression implemented by Portuguese authorities and even outside part of historiographic comprehension. Dias Tavares,cit. The signal is in my mind [p. This Division can land in All Saints’ Bay near the gate to the forts, they are not dangerous; there was less than kg of powder on my departure, and the Government is afraid to send them more, because things are so heated.
The inhabitants invested with the rights of man clamor for their independence; they ask it from the French Republic and do not want it except from you.
He even formally requested this money from the Portuguese government in the form of a loan, a request that was denied In the same period that the freedman Toussaint Louverture won the position of Governor General and head of the armed forces in Santa Dominica in the French Caribbean at the head of thousands of armed men, most of whom were also former slaves.
Aux origines de Haiti. Voeu Politique des ces habitants. The trip through Bahia, although unscheduled, represented an episode that was triggered by the others.
According to Tavares, “from the end of and the beginning of until July, August, or Septemberin the city of Salvador a small group of ‘men of consideration’ acted, Brazilians who repudiated colonial exploitation and who were attracted by France and its democratic-bourgeois ideas” Barroso’s proposition created a school of thought, cf.
More specifically in the Brazilian case the eighteenth century had witnessed some concrete unsuccessful attempts at French military occupation, such as Rio de Janeiro inas well as constant corsairs and smugglers along the coast. For this reason it is possible to understand the geo-political, military and social obstacles that aborted this project conjirao the French side.