The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil

by Peter M. Beattie (Editor)


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The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of a national state. By including a broad array of historical actors from different regions, ethnicities, occu-pations, races, genders, and eras, The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil brings a human dimension to major economic, political, cultural, and social transitions.

While many books on modern Brazilian history emphasize the growth of the state and the oscillations of nationalist sentiment by generalizing about groups of undifferentiated people such as slaves, industrial workers, army officers, Indians, and clerics, The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil brings a personal perspective to broad historical events and trends. Because these perspectives do not always fit with the generalizations made about the predominant attitudes, values, and beliefs of different groups, they bring a welcomed complexity to the understanding of Brazilian society and history.

These original and gripping vignettes of life and society in Brazil are sure to engage readers with its colorful stories of Brazilians throughout the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780842050388
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Human Tradition around the World Series , #7
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Peter M. Beattie is associate professor of history at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Individual and the Collective Community in the Human Tradition of Modern Brazil Part 2 The Independence and Early Imperial Generations (1800–1869) Chapter 3 Daniel Gomes de Freitas: Liberal Conspiracy in Brazil's Early National Period Chapter 4 Agostinho Jose Pereira: The Divine Master (O Divino Mestre) Part 5 II The Generations of the Late Empire (1870–1889) and the Old Republic (1889–1930) Chapter 6 Juca Rosa: Famous Spiritual Leader and Healer of Rio de Janeiro Chapter 7 Jacobina Maurer: German-Brazilian Mystic Chapter 8 Adolfo Ferreira Caminha: Ardent Republican and Naturalist Novelist Chapter 9 Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon: One Man's Tireless Quest for the Brazilian Nation Part 10 III The Populist-Era Generation (1930–1959) Chapter 11 Geraldo Pereira: Samba Composer and Grifter Chapter 12 Domingos da Guia: The Trajectory of a Mestizo Hero On and Off the Soccer Field Chapter 13 Norma Fraga: Race, Class, Education, and the Estado Novo (1937–45) Chapter 14 Vicente Racioppi: The Local Preservationist and the National State Part 15 IV The Generations of Authoritarian Military Rule and Redemocratization: (1960 to the Twenty-First Century) Chapter 16 Jofre CorrLa Netto: The Fidel Castro of Brazil Chapter 17 Carolina Maria de Jesus: From Rag Picking to Best-Selling Author and Back Again Chapter 18 Dom Helder Camara: The Father of the Brazilian Church of the Poor Chapter 19 Madame Satp (Satan): The Black "Queen" of Brazilian Bohemia Chapter 20 Mario Juruna: Brazil's First Indigenous Congressman

What People are Saying About This

Elizabeth A. Kuznesof

Vividly frames and describes experiences of Brazilians of all regions, races, and genders.... The book is a treasure and I strongly recommend it.
University of Kansas

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