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A Brief History of Brazil, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Teresa A. Meade
  • From the Series: Brief History
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  • ISBN-10: 1438199570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9957-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2021
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

A Brief History of Brazil, Third Edition provides a clear, lively, and comprehensive account of the history of Brazil from ancient times to the present day. It relates the central events that have shaped the country and details their significance in historical context, touching on all aspects of the history of the country, from political, international, and economic affairs to cultural and social developments. Illustrated with full-color maps and photographs, and accompanied by a chronology, bibliography, and suggested reading, this accessible overview is ideal for the general reader.

Coverage includes:

  • Land and People before and after Portuguese Exploration
  • The Portuguese Colony
  • Society in Early Brazil: Slavery, Patriarchy, and the Church
  • From Colony to Republic
  • Constructing a Nation of Free Laborers in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
  • Society and Politics in the First Republic
  • From Getúlio Vargas to the Military Coup
  • From Military Dictatorship to Democracy
  • Popular Culture: Music, Sports, Television, and Cinema in Today’s Brazil
  • Brazil in the 21st Century
  • The Challenges of Sustainable Development

 

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About the Author(s)

Teresa A. Meade is Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She coedited The Companion to Gender History and is the author of A History of Modern Latin America and "Civilizing" Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and other writings on the history and culture of Latin America. She lives in Delmar, New York. 

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