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The history of Brazil

Author: Robert M Levine
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Relatively bland historical introduction for general readers emphasizes economic development, social inequality, and apparent inability of reforms to address inequality. Begins in 1500, but more than half of volume is devoted to post-1930 Brazil and contemporary issues. Getúlio Vargas is central both as a reformist turning point in politics and as a representative enigma. Useful, but much less piquant and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levine, Robert M.
History of Brazil.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607449597
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Levine
ISBN: 0313303908 9780313303906
OCLC Number: 40857131
Description: xviii, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: An earthly paradise --
Early Brazil (1500-1822) --
Independence and empire (1822-1889) --
The republic (1889-1930) --
The Vargas era (1930-1954) --
Dictatorship and democracy (1954-1998) --
Political culture --
Social and economic realities --
Notable people in the history of Brazil.
Series Title: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Responsibility: Robert M. Levine.
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An introduction to the history of Brazil from its origins to the 1990s. The history unfolds in narrative chronological chapters from the Portuguese conquest to the democratically elected government  Read more...

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