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The Cambridge History of Latin America, the first large-scale authoritative survey of Latin American history from ca. 1500 to the present day, is a work of international collaborative scholarship. It aims to provide a high-level synthesis of existing knowledge in chapters written by leading scholars in their fields. Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay. Volume IX, Brazil since 1930, is the final volume of the 12 volume History to be published. It examines the profound political, economic, and social changes experienced by Brazil in the 70 years from 1930 to the present day. Part I consists of four chapters on politics in Brazil: 1930-1945, 1945-1964, 1964-1985, and 1985-2002. Part II consists of three chapters on the Brazilian economy: 1930-1980, 1980-1994, and 1994-2004, and one chapter on social continuity and social change in Brazil from 1930 to 2000.
About 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.
Table of ContentsPart 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.