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Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil 1850-1914 : Cambridge Latin American Studies - Richard Graham

Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil 1850-1914

Cambridge Latin American Studies

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Published: 18th April 1972
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This is a detailed study of British influence in Brazil as a theme within the larger story of modernization. The British were involved at key points in the initial stages of modernization. Their hold upon the import-export economy tended to slow down industrialization, and there were other areas in which their presence acted as a brake upon Brazilian modernization. But the British also fostered change. British railways provided primary stimulus to the growth of coffee exports, and since the British did not monopolize coffee production, a large proportion of the profits remained in Brazilian hands for other uses. Furthermore, the burgeoning coffee economy shattered traditional economic, social and political relationships, opening up the way for other areas of growth. The British role was not confined to economic development. They also contributed to the growth of 'a modern world-view'. Spencerianism and the idea of progress, for instance, were not exotic and meaningless imports, but an integral part of the transformation Brazil was experiencing.

Introduction: Contrasting Societies: Britain and Brazil
The Onset of Modernization in Brazil
Coffee and Rails
The Export-Import Complex
The Urban Style
Britain and the Industrialization of Brazil
Changing Patterns of Labor: Slave Trade and Slavery
Britain and the Entrepreneurs
Freedom and Association
Progress and Spencer
Middle-Class Britain and the Brazilian Liberals
Individual Salvation
Declining Influence
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521096812
ISBN-10: 0521096812
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th April 1972
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51