A Concise History of Brazil / Edition 1

A Concise History of Brazil / Edition 1

by Boris Fausto, Arthur Brakel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052156526X

ISBN-13: 9780521565264

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation

Overview

A Concise History of Brazil covers almost 500 years of Brazilian history, from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World to the political events that defined the transition in recent years from an authoritarian to a democratic political regime. Brazilian territorial unity and national identity were forged throughout the nineteenth century, after the proclamation of independence in 1822, resulting in a nation with one common language and wide ethnic and racial variety. Remarkable in this respect, the country, nevertheless faces problems of social and ethnic disparity as well as of preservation and adequate use of its natural resources. This book emphasizes topics that have deeply influenced the historical formation of Brazil and affected its existence to the present day, such as the destruction of Indian civilizations, slavery and massive immigration throughout the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Colonial Brazil (1500–1822); 2. Imperial Brazil (1822–89); 3. The first republic (1889–1930); 4. The Vargas state (1930–45); 5. The democratic experiment (1945–64); 6. The military government and the transition to democracy (1964–84); 7. Modernization under democracy (1985–2010).

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