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Brazil : five centuries of change

Author: Thomas E Skidmore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Latin American histories.
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"Indispensable introductory survey of Brazilian history, 1500-1998. Pre-1930 history is treated as background. Second half is an outstanding narrative of politics and economic policy from 1930-present. Accessible to students and general readers. Particularly interesting are the book's final chapters, which seem to be addressed more to the conscience of the Brazilian ruling class than to foreign readers. Includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Skidmore
ISBN: 0195058097 9780195058093 0195058100 9780195058109
OCLC Number: 39051053
Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Birth and growth of colonial Brazil: 1500-1750 --
Crisis of the colonial system and emergence of an independent Brazil: 1750-1830 --
Revolt, consolidation, and war: 1830-70 --
Making Brazil "modern": 1870-1910 --
World War I, the Great Depression, and dictatorship: 1910-45 --
Democracy under Vargas, halcyon days with Kubitschek, and a military coup: 1945-64 --
Rule of the military: 1964-85 --
Redemocratization--new hope, old problems: 1985-
Series Title: Latin American histories.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Skidmore.
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"Indispensable introductory survey of Brazilian history, 1500-1998. Pre-1930 history is treated as background. Second half is an outstanding narrative of politics and economic policy from 1930-present. Accessible to students and general readers. Particularly interesting are the book's final chapters, which seem to be addressed more to the conscience of the Brazilian ruling class than to foreign readers. Includes bibliographical essay, but one much less dense than typically found in Oxford Univ. Press one-volume histories of Latin American nations"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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