Category Archives: History of sugar

Key developments of 1532, and notes on Portugal’s slavery system in Brazil

Today, looking at 1532 CE, we’ll return to looking more at what the Portuguese Empire was up to worldwide (and especially in Brazil.) But first, a broader look at the main events that impacted the continuing development of the “West’s” domination of the world: In January, São Vicente was established as the first permanent Portuguese … Continue reading Key developments of 1532, and notes on Portugal’s slavery system in Brazil

Key developments of 1530

In 1529 CE, we looked at some momentous events inside the European heartland. Today, looking at 1530 CE, some of the most notable strands of the story of the emergence of European-origined imperialisms onto the world scene are developments that happened in the “ROW” (rest of the world): In February, a Spanish conquistador in the … Continue reading Key developments of 1530