A Concise History of Brazil

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 28, 1999 - History - 362 pages
"Excellent one-volume history of Brazil by leading Brazilian social historian is suitable for advanced students and sophisticated general readers. Emphasizes political and economic history. Treats colonial and 19th-century history seriously as political history; one-third of book covers 1930-80. Unlike other recent one-volume histories, such as those by Skidmore (see item #bi 00004885#) and Levine (see item #bi 00000173#), work does not cover contemporary events (1980-90), and the evaluation of the transition from 1964 dictatorship to electoral politics is reticent. Often narrates events by synthesizing differing interpretations in historiography of key issues: nature of Portuguese imperial state, reasons for 19th-century Brazilian territorial unity, relation between slavery and peasantry. Good summary discussion of demography and class structure, but little overt explanation of political culture and almost no references to folkways and the arts"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
 

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Contents

Colonial Brazil 15001822
1
12 THE INDIANS
7
13 COLONIZATION
9
14 COLONIAL SOCIETY
25
15 ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
34
16 THE IBERIAN UNION AND ITS IMPACT ON BRAZIL
40
17 COLONIZATION OF THE PERIPHERY
44
18 BANDEIRA EXPEDITIONS AND PAULISTA SOCIETY
47
33 RELATIONS BETWEEN THE STATES AND THE UNION
160
34 SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGES
166
35 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
178
36 THE POLITICAL PROCESS DURING THE 19208
182
37 THE 1930 REVOLUTION
190
The Vargas State 19301945
198
42 THE POLITICAL PROCESS
203
43 THE ESTADO NOVO
216

19 THE CRISIS IN THE COLONIAL SYSTEM
54
110 REBEL MOVEMENTS AND NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
59
111 BRAZIL AT THE END OF THE COLONIAL PERIOD
72
Imperial Brazil 18221889
76
22 THE SECOND EMPIRE
96
23 SOCIOECONOMIC STRUCTURE AND SLAVERY
103
24 MODERNIZATION AND THE EXPANSION OF COFFEE
112
25 THE BEGINNING OF LARGESCALE IMMIGRATION
117
26 THE PARAGUAYAN WAR
120
27 CRISES OF THE SECOND EMPIRE
126
28 THE REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT
133
29 THE FALL OF THE MONARCHY
141
210 ECONOMY AND DEMOGRAPHY
142
The First Republic 18891930
148
32 OLIGARCHIES AND COLONELS
158
44 THE END OF THE ESTADO NOVO
229
45 THE SOCIOECONOMIC SITUATION
233
The Democratic Experiment 19451964
237
52 THE RETURN OF VARGAS
243
53 VARGASS FALL
248
54 FROM NATIONALISM TO DEVELOPMENTISM
253
The Military Government and the Transition to Democracy 19641984
280
62 POLITICAL CLOSURE AND ARMED STRUGGLE
287
63 THE PROCESSES OF POLITICAL LIBERALIZATION
296
64 THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF THE PERIOD FROM 1950 TO 1980
321
EPILOGUE
333
BIBLIOGRAPHY
339
INDEX
347
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