34 Hillhouse Avenue, Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 202, 12:00 p.m.
The Latin American History Speaker Series presents:
Fabricio Prado, Asistant Professor of History, College of William and Mary: “Neutrality, Smuggling, and Slavery: United States Merchants in the South Atlantic and the Practice of Free Trade (1797-1809).”
Fabricio Prado received his MA from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), in 2002. During his Masters, Fabrício was a research fellow at the Emilio Ravignani Institute for Historical Research at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. His MA thesis was published in 2002 under the title Colônia do Sacramento – the Southernmost Portuguese America (1716-1753). Fabrício received his Ph.D. from Emory University (2009) where he worked under Prof. Susan Socolow. His book manuscript analyzes trans-imperial networks of interaction among Spanish, Portuguese and British subjects in Rio de la Plata. Currently, Fabrício is researching the social and commercial networks linking New England to Rio de la Plata in the last decades of colonial rule in Latin America.