The History of Brazil / Edition 1

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Overview

Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This concise one-volume history will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current affairs, including Brazil's return to democracy after more than two decades of military rule, and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. The history of Brazil unfolds in narrative chronological chapters beginning with the Portuguese conquest and continues up to the present day.

"Relatively bland historical introduction for general readers emphasizes economic development, social inequality, and apparent inability of reforms to address inequality. Begins in 1500, but more than half of volume is devoted to post-1930 Brazil and contemporary issues. Getâulio Vargas is central both as a reformist turning point in politics and as a representative enigma. Useful, but much less piquant and heartfelt than author's Brazilian legacies (item #bi 00006099#)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Praise for Levine's Secret Missions to Cuba:

"..a valuable contribution to any understanding of the politics and personalities of the Cuban exile in Miami."—Joan Didion

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Introduces the history of Brazil from its origins to today. Emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after decades of military rule, and the consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. Also discusses the legacy of slavery, barriers to upward mobility, and Brazil's culture. Includes a timeline, notes on key figures, and a glossary. Levine is director of Latin American studies at the University of Miami-Coral Gables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403962553
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 993,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Levine is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami and the author of over a dozen books on Latin American and Cuba including Secret Missions to Cuba (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

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Table of Contents

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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