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The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics

Levine, Robert M.

Durham, NC : Duke University Press 1999

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 3  (F2521 B768 1999 )()

  • Title:
    The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics
  • Author: Levine, Robert M.; Crocitti, John J.
  • Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press
  • Creation Date: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: x, 527 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-509) and index.
  • Subjects: Brazil -- History; Brazil -- Social conditions; Brazil -- Economic conditions
  • Description: "Indispensable introduction to Brazil for students and general readers includes short scholarly articles, interviews, documents, photographs, and many autobiographical pieces. Begins with precontact indigenous peoples, but about half deals with Brazil since 1945. Topics include indigenous peoples, slavery, Vargas and labor, political protest, women, race relations, marginal groups, and popular culture. Overarching themes are mobility and repression"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-509) and index.
  • Contents: Origins, Conquest, and Colonial Rule
    The Origin of Fire / Cayapo Legend
    Noble Savages / John Hemming
    A Description of the Tupinamba
    The First Wave / Warren Dean
    Letter to Governor Tome de Sousa / Manoel da Nobrega
    From the River of Jenero / Francisco Suares
    The Sins of Maranhao / Antonio Vieira
    Minas Uprising of 1720
    Smuggling in the Diamond District / George Gardner
    Decree Elevating Brazil to a Kingdom / Joao VI
    Imperial and Republican Brazil
    Declaration of Brazilian Independence, 1822 / Pedro I
    The Baron of Parnaiba / George Gardner
    Uprising in Maranhao, 1839-1840 / Domingos Jose Goncalves de Magalhaes
    A Paraiba Plantation, 1850-1860 / Stanley J. Stein
    The Paraguayan War Victory Parade / Peter M. Beattie
    A Vanishing Way of Life / Gilberto Freyre
    A Mirror of Progress / Dain Borges
    Drought and the Image of the Northeast / Gerald M. Greenfield
    Dom Pedro the Magnanimous / Mary Wilhelmine Williams
    Solemn Inaugural Session of December 24, 1900
    Intellectuals at Play / Olavo Bilac Collection
    City of Mist / Manoel Sousa Pinto
    The Civilist Campaign / J. R. Lobao
    Gaucho Leaders, 1923
    Factory Rules, 1924
    Slavery and Its Aftermath
    The War against Palmares
    Slave Life at Morro Velho Mine / Sir Richard Francis Burton
    Scenes from the Slave Trade / Logbook Entries, Joao Dunshee de Abrantes
    Cruelty to Slaves / Thomas Ewbank
    Slavery and Society / Joaquim Nabuco
    Abolition Decree, 1888 / Princess Isabel, Rodrigo Augusto da Silva.
  • OCLC Number: 40073996
  • Identifier: ISBN0822322900;ISBN9780822322900;ISBN0822322587;ISBN9780822322580;LCCN98045699