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A History of Brazil : Myth and Poetics - E. Bradford Burns

A History of Brazil

Myth and Poetics

Paperback Published: 11th November 1993
ISBN: 9780231079556
Number Of Pages: 544
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Here is a new edition of the book generally acclaimed as the best single-volume history of Brazil. It has been thoroughly revised and updated to include expanded treatment of intellectual, social, and popular history, and to provide increased coverage of labor, blacks, women, and the military in Brazilian history.

Complete in breadth and chronological span, "A History of Brazil" is a panoramic interpretation of the Brazilian past from discovery to the present that treats the economic, social, cultural, and political evolution of Latin America's largest nation.

Deserves a place on the shelf of any student of Latin American history. American Historical Review

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Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Interactions: New Challenges and Continuitiesp. 9
The Landp. 10
The Indianp. 15
The Europeanp. 19
Discovery and Challengesp. 23
Patterns for the Futurep. 27
The Colonial Experiencep. 37
Social Amalgamationp. 37
Territorial Expansionp. 48
Economic and Political Dependencyp. 61
Nation Buildingp. 99
Psychological and Intellectual Formation of Nationhoodp. 99
The Braganzas in Brazilp. 111
Political Independencep. 116
Chaos Into Orderp. 134
Modernization and Continuityp. 149
Coffee as a Motor of Changep. 149
Material Transformationp. 157
Progress and Dependencyp. 165
Statesmen and Diplomatsp. 171
Change and Continuityp. 197
New Social Groups and New Ideasp. 198
Abolition, Immigration, and Laborp. 210
The Middle Groups and the Militaryp. 226
Incorporating Rural Folk into Capitalismp. 248
The New Brazilp. 259
The Old Republic Ascendingp. 260
The Triumph of Diplomacyp. 276
Exploiting the Amazonp. 285
The Decline of the Old Republicp. 294
The Challenge of Changep. 313
New Themes in Historyp. 314
Intellectual and Political Fermentp. 326
Shifting Patterns of Powerp. 346
Nationalism and Industrializationp. 368
Reform, Radicalization, and Reactionp. 381
Democratizationp. 382
Developmental Nationalismp. 398
Growing Painsp. 409
A Political Surprisep. 423
The Promise or Threat of Reformp. 432
The Past as Presentp. 445
Military Dictatorshipp. 446
The Masquerade of Democracyp. 475
Frontiers of Challengep. 485
Appendix 1: Chiefs of State of Brazilp. 493
Appendix 2: A Chronology of Significant Dates in Brazilian Historyp. 495
A Glossary of Portuguese Words Used in the Textp. 501
The Novel as History: A Bibliographic Essayp. 505
Indexp. 515
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ISBN: 9780231079556
ISBN-10: 0231079559
Series: Myth and Poetics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 11th November 1993
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.61
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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