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Brazil's living museum : race, reform, and tradition in Bahia

Author: Anadelia A Romo
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Yet this inclusive ideal has a complicated past. Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the start of Brazil's military regime in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Romo, Anadelia A.
Brazil's living museum.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)746582142
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anadelia A Romo
ISBN: 9780807833827 0807833827 9780807871157 080787115X
OCLC Number: 440562990
Description: xi, 221 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Between Africa and Athens : Bahia's search for identity --
Finding a cure for Bahia --
Contests of culture --
Preserving the past --
Debating African roots --
Embattled modernization and the retrenchment of tradition.
Responsibility: Anadelia A. Romo.

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Chronicling the discourse among intellectuals and state officials during the period from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the start of Brazil's military regime in 1964, the author uncovers how the  Read more...

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