Source for West Africa History: The US Consulate in Cabo Verde and the Foundation of a New America
by Professor Eduardo Adilson Camilo Pereira, Ph.D., Instituto Universitário de Educação de Cabo Verde
This lecture will analyze the process of Brazil’s independence and its influence on the other Portuguese colonies in Africa. Learn the impact of the declaration of the Bases of the Portuguese Constitution of 1821. Explore how the loss of Brazil caused the Portuguese Crown to give new meaning to its colonies in Africa. Eduardo will also talk about the influence of Samuel Hodges Jr., consul of the U.S. in Cabo Verde (1818-1827), the creation of a free society in West Africa, the fight against the slave trade, and the establishment of free trade on that coast.