Geography of the Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Brazil
The prolonged suppression and eventual destruction of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Brazil was a highly sensitive to space. The early anti-trafficking conventions signed between the Crowns of England and Portugal limited the trade to ports and waters south of the Equator. The Anglo-Brazilian treaty of 1826 renewed the spatial dimensions of anti-trafficking law. The Brazilian Law of November 7, 1831, was a law that outlawed new arrivals in the territory and ports of the Brazilian Empire. The judgement of cases of suspected illegal trading often turned on the strength of evidence to prove that a detained vessel was trafficking in certain proscribed spaces of the Atlantic world with the intention to land slaves in certain proscribed points on the Brazilian mainland and adjacent islands.