Forgotten Histories

The British in Paraná

The story of Parana Plantations

by Adam Patterson, Honorary British Consul in Paraná, Brazil

“This paper seeks to highlight the important regional level British history in Paraná, a state in the South of Brazil, summarize existing literature, and contribute in a small way to the democratization of knowledge of this bilateral legacy. History can also play a role in shaping the direction of international trade. The paper reviews the historical narrative of UK-Brazil relations before delving deeper into the local level relationships in Paraná, with a key focus on the Parana Plantations enterprise which played a major role in the urban and industrial development of the north of the state during the second quarter of the twentieth century."

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