The History of Brazil / Edition 1

The History of Brazil / Edition 1

by Robert M. Levine
     
 

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 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…  See more details below

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Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This 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:
1,399,490
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Timeline of Historical Events
1An Earthly Paradise1
2Early Brazil (1500-1822)31
3Independence and Empire (1822-1889)55
4The Republic (1889-1930)77
5The Vargas Era (1930-1954)97
6Dictatorship and Democracy (1954-1998)121
7Political Culture147
8Social and Economic Realities167
Notable People in the History of Brazil185
Glossary of Selected Terms191
Bibliographic Essay195
Index203

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