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Title:Rebeliao e sociedade colonial: 'alvoroços' e 'levantamentos' em Sao Tomé (1545-1555)
Author:Ramos, Rui
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic terms:São Tomé
São Tomé and Principe
Subjects:colonial conquest
Abstract:The archipelago of Sao Tomé and Principe produced one of the first creole societies of modern European expansion in the 16th century. This article analyses the social structure created in the island through the colonization process and the way in which the society reacted to the colonial relationship by studying the conflicts which agitated Sao Tomé in the mid-sixteenth century. The Portuguese settlement was marked by three phenomena which were to lead to problems: feudalism, miscegenation, and the importation of Portuguese institutional forms. Between 1545 and 1555, the 'homens pardos' (coloureds) rebelled repeatedly against the Portuguese, demanding participation in the local government. The article concludes that the sociocultural dynamic of colonization put in doubt, from the beginning, the juridical-political establishment of the colonial order. App., notes.