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Revolution in Haiti inspired black resistance amid Brazil’s independence

By Gabriel Araújo

The uprising of the enslaved population, 231 years old, frightened the Brazilian elites, who feared a similar uprising in the empire.

In the cauldron of the Independence of Brazil, almost 200 years ago, a battalion of browns put the elite of a revolutionary Recife on alert.

On July 22, 1824, the following stanza was heard in the capital of the province of Pernambuco: "Which I imitate Christopher / That Haitian immortal, / Hey! Imitate his people, / O my sovereign people!"

The context was the Confederation of Ecuador, which tried to establish in the Northeast an independent republic from . . .

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