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The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics

Author: Robert M Levine; John J Crocitti
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
Series: Latin America readers.
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"Indispensable introduction to Brazil for students and general readers includes short scholarly articles, interviews, documents, photographs, and many autobiographical pieces. Begins with precontact indigenous peoples, but about half deals with Brazil since 1945. Topics include indigenous peoples, slavery, Vargas and labor, political protest, women, race relations, marginal groups, and popular culture. Overarching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brazil reader.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)656896120
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Levine; John J Crocitti
ISBN: 0822322900 9780822322900 0822322587 9780822322580
OCLC Number: 40073996
Description: x, 527 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Origins, conquest, and colonial rule --
The origin of fire / Cayapo legend --
Noble savages / John Hemming --
A description of the Tupinambá / Anonymous --
The first wave / Warren Dean --
Letter to Governor Tomé de Sousa / Manoel da Nóbrega --
From the river of Jenero / Francisco Suares --
The sins of Maranhão / Antônio Vieira --
Minas uprising of 1720 / Anonymous --
Smuggling in the diamond district / George Gardner --
Decree elevating Brazil to a kingdom / João VI --
II. Imperial and republican Brazil --
Declaration of Brazilian independence, 1822 / Pedro I --
The Baron of Parnaiba / George Gardner --
Uprising in Maranhão, 1839-1840 / Domingos José Gonçalves de Magalhães --
A Paraíba plantation, 1850-1860 / Stanley J. Stein --
The Paraguayan War victory parade / Peter M. Beattie --
A vanishing way of life / Gilberto Freyre --
A mirror of progress / Dain Borges --
Drought and the image of the Northeast / Gerald M. Greenfield --
Dom Pedro the magnanimous / Mary Wilhelmine Williams --
Solemn inaugural session of December 24, 1900 / Congress of Engineering and Industry --
Intellectuals at play / Olavo Bilac Collection --
City of mist / Manoel Sousa Pinto --
The Civilist campaign / J.R. Lobão --
Gaucho leaders, 1923 (photograph) --
Factory rules, 1924 / Abramo Eberle Metalworks management --
III. Slavery and Its Aftermath --
The war against Palmares / Anonymous --
Slave life at Morro Velho mine / Richard Francis Burton --
Scenes from the slave trade : logbook entries / João Dunshee de Abrantes --
Cruelty to slaves / Thomas Ewbank --
Slavery and society / Joaquim Nabuco --
Abolition Decree, 1888 / Princess Isabel, Rodrigo Augusto da Silva --
Laws regulating beggars in Minas Gerais, 1900 / Legislature of Minas Gerais --
IV. The Vargas era --
The social question / Platform of the Liberal Alliance, 1930 --
Manifesto, May 1930 / Luís Carlos Prestes --
Heroes of the Revolution (composite postcard photograph) --
The "Gold for São Paulo" building, 1932 / Cristina Mehrtens --
Where they talk about Rosa Luxemburg / Patricia Galvão --
Two versions of factory life / Photographers unknown --
Seized correspondence from communists, 1935-1945 / Dossier 20, police archives --
The Paulista synagogue / Gustavo Barroso --
Why the Estado Novo? / Oliveira Vianna --
New Year's address, 1938 / Getúlio Vargas --
Rural life / Photographers unknown --
A new survey of Brazilian life / Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics --
General George C. Marshall's mission to Brazil / Katherine Tupper Marshall --
Comments on the Estado Novo / Bailey W. Diffie --
Educational reform after twenty years / Anisio S. Texeira --
Ordinary people : five lives affected by Vargas-era reforms / Apolonio de Carvalho, Geraldo Valdelírios Novais, Frederico Heller, Maurílio Thomas Ferreira, Joana de Masi Zero --
Vargas's suicide letter, 1954 / Getúlio Vargas --
V. Seeking democracy and equity --
Rehearsal for the coup / Araken Tavora --
The military regime / Antonio Pedro Tota --
Excerpts from the 1967 Brazilian Constitution --
Tropicalism and Brazilian popular music under military rule / Christopher Dunn --
Literature under the dictatorship / Elizabeth Ginway --
Pelé speaks / Edson Arantes Nascimento da Silva --
The maximum norm of the exercise of liberty / Grupo da Educacão Moral e Civica --
Families of fishermen confront the sharks / Paulo Lima --
The reality of the Brazilian countryside / Landless Movement (MST) --
The "greatest administrative scandal" / Seth Garfield --
Life on an occupied ship / Marçal João Scarante --
A letter from Brazil / Juliano Spyer --
Inaugural address / Fernando Henrique Cardoso --
Fernando Henrique Cardoso : theory and practice / Ted G. Goertzel --
Is Brazil hopelessly corrupt? / Roberto DaMatta --
VI. Women's lives --
Aunt Zézé's tears / Emilia Moncorva Bandeira de Mello --
Tarsila and the 1920s / Carol Damian and Cristina Mehrtens --
The integral woman / Província de Guanabara --
The children always had milk / Maria Puerta Ferreira --
Women of the forest / Yolanda and Robert F. Murphy --
My life / Maria das Dôres Gomes Batista --
A healer's story / Maria Geralda Ferreira --
Sonia, a middle-class woman / Alison Raphael --
Family life in Recife / Fanny Mitchell --
Xuxa and the televisual imaginary / Amelia Simpson --
Dreams of uneducated women / José Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy --
VII. Race and ethnic relations --
A letter from Brazil, 1918 / José Clarana --
Growing up black in Minas Gerais / Carolina Maria de Jesus --
Exotic peoples / Indian Protection Agency --
Brazil : study in black, brown, and beige / Leslie B. Rout Jr. --
Immigrant ethnicity in Brazil / Jeffrey Lesser --
The myth of racial democracy / Abdias do Nascimento --
The National Day against Racism / Revista MNU --
The Church tries to combat prejudice / Bernardete Toneto --
What color are you? / Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics --
Mixed blood / Jefferson M. Fish --
VIII. Realities --
The animal game / Clayton S. Cooper --
How Brazil works / Robert M. Levine --
Iansã is not Saint Barbara / Ilé Axé Opó Afonjá --
Upward mobility is possible / Alcides Nazário Guerreiro Britto --
Crab and yoghurt / Tobias Hecht --
Voices from the pavement / Cláudia Milito and Hélio R.S. Silva --
Pixote's fate / Robert M. Levine --
A letter to President Cardoso / Caius Brandão --
The history of the Huni Kui people / Siã Kaxinawá --
Urban Indians / Juliano Spyer --
Mayor orders billboard shacks destroyed / Juliana Raposo --
Cultural imperialism at Its most fashionable / Roger M. Allen --
The gay and lesbian movement in Brazil / James N. Green --
Liberation theology's rise and fall / Robin Nagle --
IX. Saudades. Bananas is my business / Helena Solberg --
The invention of tradition on Brazilian radio / Bryan McCann --
Bahia music story / Bill Hinchberger --
O Axé de Zumbi / Paulo Lima and Bernadete Toneto --
At carnival / Pedro Ribeiro --
Two poets sing the New World / Jessica Callaway --
Two essays on sports / Janet Lever and José Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy.
Series Title: Latin America readers.
Responsibility: edited by Robert M. Levine and John J. Crocitti.

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