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A history of Brazil

Author: E Bradford Burns
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Complete in breadth and chronological span, A History of Brazil is a panoramic interpretation of the Brazilian past from discovery to the present that treats the economic, social, cultural, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Bradford Burns
ISBN: 0231079540 9780231079549 0231079559 9780231079556
OCLC Number: 27429348
Description: xii, 544 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Interactions: New Challenges and Continuities --
The Land --
The Indian --
The European --
Discovery and Challenges --
Patterns for the Future --
2. The Colonial Experience --
Social Amalgamation --
Territorial Expansion --
Economic and Political Dependency --
3. Nation Building --
Psychological and Intellectual Formation of Nationhood --
The Braganzas in Brazil --
Political Independence --
Chaos Into Order --
4. Modernization and Continuity --
Coffee as a Motor of Change --
Material Transformation --
Progress and Dependency --
Statesmen and Diplomats --
5. Change and Continuity --
New Social Groups and New Ideas --
Abolition, Immigration, and Labor --
The Middle Groups and the Military --
Incorporating Rural Folk into Capitalism --
6. The New Brazil --
The Old Republic Ascending --
The Triumph of Diplomacy --
Exploiting the Amazon --
The Decline of the Old Republic --
7. The Challenge of Change --
New Themes in History --
Intellectual and Political Ferment --
Shifting Patterns of Power --
Nationalism and Industrialization --
8. Reform, Radicalization, and Reaction --
Democratization --
Developmental Nationalism --
Growing Pains --
A Political Surprise --
The Promise or Threat of Reform --
9. The Past as Present --
Military Dictatorship --
The Masquerade of Democracy --
Frontiers of Challenge. Appendix 1: Chiefs of State of Brazil --
Appendix 2: A Chronology of Significant Dates in Brazilian History --
A Glossary of Portuguese Words Used in the Text --
The Novel as History: A Bibliographic Essay.
Responsibility: E. Bradford Burns.

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Deserves a place on the shelf of any student of Latin American history. American Historical Review

 
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