Patronage and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

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Stanford University Press, Aug 1, 1994 - History - 382 pages
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Focusing on the period from 1840 to 1889, the author explores the specific ways in which granting protection, official positions, and other favors in exchange for political and personal loyalty worked to benefit the interests of wealthy Brazilians. The book is based principally on both the official and private correspondence of politicians, judges and bureaucrats, using these materials to look in depth at political practice. "Whatever the outcome of the current crisis of Latin American scholarship, here is one book that will not be swept into the dustbin of historiography ... This is a masterful study: imaginatively conceived, solidly researched, tightly reasoned, clearly and forcefully written. Graham's conclusions will be challenged, but his work will endure." The American Historical Review.
 

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Contents

Introduction i
2
Families Clients and Social Control
11
Locating Power
43
Elections and Patronage
71
The Theater of Elections
101
Leadership Fraud and Force
122
Faction and Party
146
Electoral Reform
182
Patterns of Patronage
209
Anxious Connections
233
Epilogue
265
Notes
275
Sources Cited
349
Index
369
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