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The history of Brazil

Author: Robert M Levine
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This study will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after more than two decades of harsh military rule and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Levine
ISBN: 1403962553 9781403962553
OCLC Number: 224130087
Notes: Originally published in 1999 by Greenwood Press.
Description: xiv, 208 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Series Foreword / Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling --
1. An Earthly Paradise --
2. Early Brazil (1500-1822) --
3. Independence and Empire (1822-1889) --
4. The Republic (1889-1930) --
5. The Vargas Era (1930-1954) --
6. Dictatorship and Democracy (1954-1998) --
7. Political Culture --
8. Social and Economic Realities --
Notable People in the History of Brazil.
Responsibility: Robert M. Levine.

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"Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This study will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after more than two decades of harsh military rule and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. Levine, a noted Brazilianist, explains the legacy of slavery on race relations, the stubborn persistence of barriers to upward mobility, and the characteristics of Brazil's exuberant culture. The author draws not only from a broad array of traditional sources but from oral histories and postings on the Internet."--Jacket.

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