The Cambridge History of Latin America

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The essays in Volume 10: Latin America since 1930: Ideas, Culture and Society discuss the modernist culture of the early twentieth century; the renaissance of Latin American philosophy in the 1940s; major trends in Latin American narrative and poetry, including the indigenous literatures; the work of twentieth-century Latin American composers, architects, and filmmakers; Latin American mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television; and the development of sculpture, painting, and mural art in the twentieth century.
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"In-depth information...Worthwhile." - American Reference Books Annual

"The chapters' main strength throughout this volume is the plethora of statistical information, data, and graphs, which will be indispensable to students, researchers, and lecturers." - Choice Magazine

"These essays and bibliographies now become the standard reference source on Brazilian economic and political history since 1930... An outstanding synthesis of Brazil since 1930." - Journal of Latin American Studies

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Meet the Author

Professor Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History in the University of London and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He was Director of the University of London Institute of Latin American Studies from 1987 to 1992 and the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies from 1997 to 2007. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentacao de Historia Contemporanea do Brasil at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Politics: 1. Politics in Brazil under Vargas 1930–45 Leslie Bethell; 2. Politics in Brazil under the Liberal Republic 1945–64 Leslie Bethell; 3. Politics in Brazil under military rule 1964–85 Leslie Bethell and Celso Castro; 4. Politics in Brazil since 1985 Leslie Bethell and Jairo Nicolau; Part II: 5. The Brazilian economy 1930–80 Marcelo de Paiva Abreu; 6. The Brazilian economy 1980–94 Marcelo de Paiva Abreu; 7. The Brazilian economy since 1994: an interim assessment Marcelo de Paiva Abreu and Rogerio L. F. Werneck; 8. Brazilian society: continuity and change 1920–2000 Nelson do Valle Silva and Leslie Bethell.
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