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The History of Brazil / Edition 1
     

The History of Brazil / Edition 1

by Robert M. Levine
 

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ISBN-10: 1403962553

ISBN-13: 9781403962553

Pub. Date: 10/15/2003

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This engaging study will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after more than two decades of harsh military rule and the economic consequences of adopting free-market

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Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This engaging study will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after more than two decades of harsh military rule and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. Levine, a noted Brazilianist, explains the legacy of slavery on race relations, the stubborn persistence of barriers to upward mobility, and the characteristics of Brazil's exuberant culture. The author draws not only from a broad array of traditional sources but from oral histories and postings on the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962553
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
897,505
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

An Earthly Paradise

Early Brazil

Independence and Empire

The Republic (1889-1930)

The Vargas Era (1930-1954)

Dictatorship and Democracy (1954-1999)

Political Culture

Social and Economic Realities

Appendix

Glossary of Selected Terms

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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