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Conquests in Africa. Jol's Expedition to São Tomé. Elias Herckmans' Expedition into the Interior.

Caspar van Baerle

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036649
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0011
Conquests in Africa. Jol's Expedition to São Tomé. Elias Herckmans' Expedition into the Interior.

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The Company began attaching great importance to the capture of Negroes in African countries such as Angola, who would become slaves on sugar mills and mines. In order to protect this financial interest, the Count carried the war in Brazil into Africa. After gaining control of the African territories, the Company ignored Maurits' argument for shifting them to government rule, and opted to retain control themselves. Admiral Jol, along with many other Dutch in the region, later succumbed to illness that spread quickly through the camp.

Keywords: Negroes; Angola; war; territories; company; illness; spread; capture

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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