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The Party of OrderThe Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831–1871$
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Jeffrey D. Needell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753692

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753692.001.0001

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Abolition, War, and the Vindication of Constitutional Government: 1867–1871

Abolition, War, and the Vindication of Constitutional Government: 1867–1871

(p.223) Chapter Six Abolition, War, and the Vindication of Constitutional Government: 1867–1871
The Party of Order
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This chapter examines the history of the abolition movement, the vindication of constitutional government, and impact of war on local politics in Brazil during the period from 1867 to 1871. It explains the Dom Pedro II believed that slavery was backward and unworthy and dangerous to sustain and that he also participated in one of the earliest organized abolitionist efforts in the Court in 1856. It discusses the political implications of the coup of 1868 and the Paraguayan war and the appointment of Joaquim Rodrigues Torres, Viscount of Itaboraí to replace Zacarias de Goes e Vasconcel as prime minister.

Keywords:   abolition movement, constitutional government, Brazil, Dom Pedro II, slavery, coup of 1868, Paraguayan War, Viscount of Itaboraí, Zacarias de Goes e Vas, prime minister

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