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Title:Conflitos de europeus em S. Tomé e Príncipe em 1910
Author:Nascimento, A.ISNI
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic terms:São Tomé
São Tomé and Principe
Abstract:São Tomé e Príncipe was subject to more or less systematic colonization from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. This article deals with the repercussions of the implantation of the Republic, at the levels both of opposition between the Portuguese metropole and the colony and of local conflicts favourable to the consolidation of alliances which did not follow racial cleavages. It focuses on the conflict of October and November 1910, in which the principal protagonists were the Europeans, whose hegemony did not preclude internal social dissensions. The conflict began on the island of Príncipe, spreading later to the colony's capital, São Tomé. The political nature of the conflict centred on the question of public administration, conceived as the key to the reform and prosperity of the colony. The article examines some of the ideas expressed in the discourses, which had as their aim the legitimation both of the defence of the prerogatives delegated by the central government, and of the struggle to obtain offices of power. These ideas are relevant for the analysis of the relations between Europeans and natives, which were reformulated during this moment of political convulsion. Notes, ref.