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A short history of Brazil : [from pre-colonial peoples to modern economic miracle]

Author: Gordon Kerr
Publisher: Harpenden, Herts., UK : Pocket Essentials, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides a history, examining the events that have led to Brazil's ascendancy, looking at the indigenous peoples who populated the territory until its discovery in 1500 AD and chronicling the tempestuous centuries since, leading to the recent economic miracle. It covers the three centuries of Portuguese colonial rule when sugar became the main export, produced by millions of African slaves.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Kerr
ISBN: 9781843441960 1843441969
OCLC Number: 870426532
Notes: Subtitle from front cover.
Description: 160 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The geography of Brazil --
2. The pre-colonial peoples --
3. Colonial Brazil --
4. Imperial Brazil --
5. The First Republic --
6. The Vargas era --
7. Flirting with democracy --
8. Military government, democracy and economic miracles.
Responsibility: Gordon Kerr.

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This title provides a history, examining the events that have led to Brazil's ascendancy, looking at the indigenous peoples who populated the territory until its discovery in 1500 AD and chronicling the tempestuous centuries since, leading to the recent economic miracle. It covers the three centuries of Portuguese colonial rule when sugar became the main export, produced by millions of African slaves.

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