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Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0007.

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Title: Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0007.
Author: Herbert Knup
Subject(s): Brazil: Brasilia
Abstract: View of Ouro Preto, former Vila Rica (Minas Gerais). After generations of frustration, gold and precious stones were found in the late Seventeenth century in the region that became known as Minas Gerais. This discovery had important repercussions, since by the middle of the Seventeenth century, sugar profits had begun to decline in the face of competition from Dutch sugar coming from the Antilles. Thousands of speculators and settlers flocked to the mining camps of Vila Rica (Ouro Preto), Sabará or Mariana in the interior, from coastal settlements, and even from Portugal, which vainly attempted to restrict emigration. ln 1776, Ouro Preto, the center of the large gold rush, was over three times as populous as New York.Vista de Ouro Preto, anteriormente Vila Rica (Minas Gerais) . Após gerações de frustrações, ouro e pedras preciosas foram encontrados no final do século XVII na região que se tornou conhecida como Minas Gerais. Esta descoberta teve repercussões importantes, desde a metade do século XVII, pois os lucros do açúcar começaram a declinar devido à competição do açúcar holandês vindo das Antilhas. Milhares de especuladores e colonos debandaram para os campos de minérios de Vila Rica (Ouro Preto), Sabará ou Mariana, no interior, provenientes de povoados da costa, e mesmo de Portugal que, em vão, tentou restringir a emigração. Em 1776, Ouro Preto, o centro da grande corrida do ouro, era três vezes mais populado que Nova Iorque.
Date: 2009-03-02
Publisher: Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico
Series: Brazil Slide Series Collection:
Description: Teaching ResourceTeaching Resource
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/7839

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