Portuguese America

Vahia Hunter did not only have problems with the religious orders, but also with the Chamber, where it wanted to take off of this institution the administration of contracts, enclosed of the wine and aguardente there. Not the monetary transactions of the chamber, not if wise person were transparent in fact what it entered in the real farm and what left the chamber. the final balance of the combat is the attempt of overlapping of the governor to the powers of the chamber and a battle for tributes in which it did not have an absolute winner and all had been winning and kept loosers the had ratios. Chapter perceives in this that with descaminhadores distributed in all sectors, also in administrative, that to fight the embezzlements it was not a priority of the Portuguese crown, that it saw in the embezzlement, one another way and therefore the denunciations and actions of Vahia Luis Hunter did not find echo to the times. ' ' the two extreme limits of the power of the State are presented here: the risk of uprising and the damage to comrcio.' ' (p.228) ' ' In certain way, it was as soon as the Portuguese crown faced the problem, recognizing its incapacity to eliminate it, the impossibility of a control total.' ' (P. 232) Vahia Hunter adoece and later falece before of being sent in return Portugal and its widower it later demands the gratuities that had the Vahia and the opening of a profligate on account of the robery of the papers of its deceased husband.

Pablo Cavalcante obtains in its workmanship in showing a new object source to them to search in Portuguese America. Shiningly he was shown in them that we walk for ' ' descaminhos' ' that without them the colonial economy would be even for not saying impracticable. With already related subtle touch of mood that starts if to show to heading Businesses of Trick no longer, the workmanship goes showing to all mazelas and the injunction said ones and in the colonial administration. We are presented to a vast gamma of data and information that bring a new vision on the cycle of the gold, more human being and less ' ' maquiada' ' of what it was the auriferous commerce in Portuguese America. Businesses of Trick are a book that after its awaken reading an interest for searching and discovering other faces not presented for ' ' history oficial' ' of the colonial period. Doubtlessly it is a workmanship uneven and of admirable pioneirismo.