Independence or Death: British Sailors and Brazilian Independence, 1822-25 (International Library of Historical Studies v. 5)
By: Brian Vale (author)Hardback
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On 7th September 1822, Dom Pedro, Prince Regent of Brazil, declared his country independent and began the war of liberation against Portugal. Based on research from original documents and journals, the book details how independence was secured against all odds by seizing command of the sea, under the leadership of Lord Cochrane, to ensure the integrity of the new Brazilian empire. Set against the background of Brazilian politics and British foreign policy interests, this is a detailed account of the operations of the Brazilian navy during the transition to independence.
The politics of independence; the birth of a navy; General Brant in London; preparations in Rio; the blockade of Bahia; the pursuit; Cochrane in Maranhao; Grenfell in Para; victory; politics and prize money; the gathering storm; Taylor blockades Pernambuco; the confederation of the equator; Cochrane sails north; the parting of the ways; recognition and after; epilogue.
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