A Brief History of Brazil / Edition 2

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"A Brief History of Brazil offers a concise yet comprehensive account of the rich and varied story of Brazil, focusing on its vibrant African culture and influences from European, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants. It places contemporary political, economic, and cultural events into the broader historical context." Written for a general audience, the book opens with an overview of precolonial Brazil and goes on to examine Portuguese exploration, the early years of the slave trade between Africa and the Americas, the creation of the largest slaveholding society in the modern world, the short-lived First Republic at the turn of the 20th century, and the more than three decades of military dictatorship that the country experienced before it developed the democracy that characterizes it today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816077892
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Brief History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 973,144
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of Maps
1 Land and People Before and After Portuguese Exploration (Prehistory to 1530) 1
2 The Portuguese Colony (1530-1800) 19
3 Society in Early Brazil: Slavery, Patriarchy, and the Church (1530-1889) 47
4 From Colony to Republic (1800-1889) 73
5 Constructing a Nation of Free Laborers in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries 95
6 Society and Politics in the First Republic (1890-1930) 119
7 From Getulio Vargas to the Military Coup (1930-1964) 141
8 From Military Dictatorship to Democracy (1964-2002) 167
9 Popular Culture: Music, Sports and Television in Today's Brazil 193
10 Brazil at the Beginning of the 21st Century 221
App. 1 Basic Facts About Brazil 241
App. 2: Chronology 247
App. 3: Bibliographic Sources 255
App. 4: Suggested Readings 261
Index 269
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