A history of modern Brazil: the past against the future

Front Cover
Scholarly Resources, Sep 28, 2003 - History - 262 pages
Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelz to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil that uniquely focuses on both the politics and culture of the republic. Colin MacLachlan uses a political narrative to frame the evolution of national culture and the formation of national identity. He evaluates Brazilian myths, stereotypes, and icons such as soccer and dancing as part of the historical analysis. A History of Modern Brazil will inform and entertain students in courses on Brazil and modern Latin America.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter One The Imperial Experience
1
in New Orleans
17
Chapter Two Ascendant Republic
39
Copyright

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information