American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Cape Verde: The Construction Project of a Civilization in Mindelo (1803-1838)
Eduardo Adilson Camilo Pereira, PhD

This research analyzes the various political speeches produced and reproduced by the political elites in Cape Verde, about what island would host the capital of the archipelago. It also aims to analyze the speeches and projects around the construction of Mindelo, and how the city itself was projected as a symbol of the progress and the future of Cape Verde. It also proposes to analyze and understand the political and economic arguments to justify the government headquarters’ transfer to Mindelo, taking into consideration the geographic centrality, the foreign trade and the existence of safe harbor for navigation.

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