The Brazil Reader (häftad)
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Second Edition, Revised
Duke University Press
Green, James N. (ed.), Langland, Victoria (ed.), Moritz Schwarcz, Lilia (ed.)
incl 13 in color 104 illustrations
104 illustrations, incl. 13 in color
234 x 155 x 33 mm
861 g
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The Brazil Reader (häftad)

The Brazil Reader

History, Culture, Politics

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From the first encounters between the Portuguese and indigenous peoples in 1500 to the current political turmoil, the history of Brazil is much more complex and dynamic than the usual representations of it as the home of Carnival, soccer, the Amazon, and samba would suggest. This extensively revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling Brazil Reader dives deep into the past and present of a country marked by its geographical vastness and cultural, ethnic, and environmental diversity. Containing over one hundred selections-many of which appear in English for the first time and which range from sermons by Jesuit missionaries and poetry to political speeches and biographical portraits of famous public figures, intellectuals, and artists-this collection presents the lived experience of Brazilians from all social and economic classes, racial backgrounds, genders, and political perspectives over the past half millennium. Whether outlining the legacy of slavery, the roles of women in Brazilian public life, or the importance of political and social movements, The Brazil Reader provides an unparalleled look at Brazil's history, culture, and politics.
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"The editors' language and writing style is accessible to most readers and each section and chapter is expertly explained and outlined. . . . It should become a must-read volume for undergraduate and graduate students of Brazil, as well as the general public who are also interested in Brazil." -- Alan P. Marcus * Journal of Latin American Geography * "Now in its second edition, The Brazil Reader is much more than just an update; it is essentially a different volume. . . . This edition features a Brazilian historiographical influence that prioritizes documents written by Brazilian historical figures over those by foreign observers. This edition also has added attention to earlier historical periods that are imperative to understanding modern Brazil. More focus is given to recent views on race, gender, and culture. A suggestion to librarians: do not deselect the first edition. The differences between the two volumes merit keeping both. Essential. All levels." -- M. L. Grover * Choice *

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James N. Green is Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Latin American History and Director of the Brazil Initiative at Brown University. Victoria Langland is Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Lilia Moritz Schwarcz is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sao Paulo, Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and Curator at the Art Museum of Sao Paulo (MASP).


Acknowledgments xv Introduction 1 I. Conquest and Colonial Rule, 1500-1579 1 II. Sugar and Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1580-1694 49 III. Gold and the New Colonial Order, 1695-1807 91 IV. The Portuguese Royal Family in Rio de Janeiro, 1801-1821 131 V. From Independence to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1822-1850 163 VI. Coffee, the Empire, and Abolition, 1851-1888 205 VII. Republican Brazil and the Onset of Modernization, 1889-1929 261 VIII. Getulio Vargas, the Estado Novo, and World War II, 1930-1945 321 IX. Democratic Governance and Developmentalism, 1946-1964 363 X. The Generals in Power and the Fight for Democracy, 1964-1985 427 XI. Redemocratization and the New Global Economy, 1895-Present 497 Suggestions for Further Reading 547 Brazil in the Movies 557 Acknowledgments of Copyrights and Sources 567 Index 577