The complete Cambridge History of Latin America presents a large-scale authoritative survey of Latin America's unique historical experience from the first contact between Indians and Europeans at the end of the fifteenth century to the present day. Brazil: Empire and Republic, 1822–1930 is a selection of five chapters from volumes III and IV - three on the Empire (1822–89) and two on the First Republic (1889–1930) - brought together to provide a continuous history of Brazil from independence in 1822 to the Revolution of 1930. A chapter on the separation of Brazil from Portugal (1808–22) forms an introduction to the volume and a link with Colonial Brazil, a collection of chapters drawn from volumes I and II of the Cambridge History of Latin America. Bibliography essays are included for all chapters. The book will be a valuable text for both teachers and students of Latin American history.
Previously published as part of volumes three and five of the Cambridge history of Latin America, 1985 and 1986. This stands alone as a reasonably priced description of Brazil's economic, social, and political history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Introduction: from colony to Empire; 1. The independence of Brazil Leslie Bethell; Part I. Empire (1822–89): 2. 1822–1870 Leslie Bethell and Jose Murilo de Carvalho; 3. 1850–1870 Richard Graham; 4. 1870–1889 Emilia Viotti da Costa; Part II. First Republic (1889–1930): 5. Economy Warren Dean; 6. Society and politics Boris Fausto; Bibliographical essays; Index.