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“WITHOUT BLACKS THERE CAN BE NO GOLD, SUGAR OR TOBACCO”: THE ROLE OF RACE IN THE ECONOMY OF THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.6733

Keywords:

Race, modern international system, racial capitalism, Northeast Bahia, Atlantic

Abstract

The present work aims to denote the role of race in the economy of the
modern international society, against the background of the mercantile and agricultural slave system. For this, it is understood that slavery and racial capitalism were factors used by the colonists to to mark the superiority of the white man through domination and exploitation. In that sense, the main argument of the work is that the race was used to foment the lucrative base for the colonial system through the commercialization of blacks, sugar, gold and tobacco to Europe. In order to develop its argument, the article is structured in two sections. The first section will outline on the symbiosis of the relationship between race, slavery and racial capitalism in the commercial system triangular shipping of slaves and products in transatlantic navigations and how the expansion took place of that system. The second section will highlight the operationalization of racial capitalism and its wealth concentrated in the black and in the Brazilian northeast region for the continuation of this economic system in the international system. The debate present in this work contributes to the process generated by the capitalism must be analyzed in a multidimensional way, demonstrating the viability of other emancipatory horizons.

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Author Biographies

Erica Paula Vasconcelos, Federal University for Latin American Integration

Northeastern, graduated in Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities (BIH) and International Relations (RI) from the University of International Integration of Afro-Brazilian Lusofonia (UNILAB). He is currently a specialist in Contemporary International Relations and a Master's student in International Relations at the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), member of the research group Núcleo de Estudos para a Paz (NEP), student representative of the Higher Education Commission (COSUEN) and from Unila's Higher Research Commission (COSUP), member of the Young Committee of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política (ALACIP) and the Research Forum of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI). She has already been a member of the Planning Commission for campaigns for Educational Actions and awareness raising in the university community focused on gender issues, gender violence, violence against women and the Commission for Analysis and Reassessment of Courses at the Institute of Humanities and Letters at UNILAB . She served as a student representative of the Academic Center for International Relations at UNILAB / Campus dos Malês (CARI-MALÊS), is a counselor for the Superior Deliberation Bodies of the University Council (CONSUNI). She was a member of the UNILAB Interinstitutional Project in building the understanding of the National Identity: training for initial grades of elementary school and the Nucleus of Languages and Languages of the Campus dos Malês (NULIM).

​ Virgínio Vicente Mendes, Federal University of Paraná

PhD student in History at the Federal University of Paraná (PPGHIS-UFPR). He holds a Master's Degree in African Studies, Indigenous Peoples and Black Cultures (PPGEAFIN) from the State University of Bahia (2022), a Degree in History from the University of Afro-Brazilian Lusofonia Integration-BA (2019) and a degree in Humanities from the University of International Integration of Afro-Brazilian Lusofonia (2017). , working mainly on the following topics: resistance, Brazilian culture, capoeira, and black people. Research on Mandjaku culture, Mandjaku identity, Guinean nationalism, Guinean historiography, History teaching in Guinea-Bissau, Nation-state, nationalism Guinean identity

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09/05/2023

How to Cite

Vasconcelos, E. P., & Mendes, ​ V. V. (2023). “WITHOUT BLACKS THERE CAN BE NO GOLD, SUGAR OR TOBACCO”: THE ROLE OF RACE IN THE ECONOMY OF THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.6733

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