JOAQUIM NABUCO, A BRAZILIAN LIGHT IN WASHINGTON

Bruno Gonçalves Rosi

Abstract


Throughout the 19th century, Brazil and the United States had little intense bilateral relations. This picture changed when the Baron of Rio Branco decided that his country should privilege relations with the United States. As part of his plan the Baron named Joaquim Nabuco as Brazil's first ambassador to Washington. However, Nabuco had an Americanism distinct from that of the Baron. He believed in the possibility of transforming the American continent into a zone of peace. This Americanism was linked to Nabuco's liberal world view, already evident in his struggle against slavery and in his pre-diplomatic intellectual trajectory.


Keywords


Joaquim Nabuco; Brazil-United States Relations; Brazilian Political Thought.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.71941

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