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A History of Modern Brazil

A History of Modern Brazil

The Past Against the Future

  • Author: Colin M. MacLachlan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842051231
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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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 Pelé 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.

A History of Modern Brazil, 1889-1964

A History of Modern Brazil, 1889-1964

  • Author: José Maria Bello
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804702386
  • Category: Brazil
  • Page: 362
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The History of Brazil

The History of Brazil

  • Author: Robert M. Levine
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1403962553
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6939
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Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This concise one-volume history will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current affairs, including Brazil's return to democracy after more than two decades of military rule, and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. The history of Brazil unfolds in narrative chronological chapters beginning with the Portuguese conquest and continues up to the present day.

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358111
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present examines the diverse and interlocking experiences of people of indigenous, African, and European backgrounds from the onset of independence until today. Illustrates and analyzes the major and minor events that shape history, the triumphs and defeats, and the everyday lives of people of varied classes and racial and ethnic backgrounds Intersperses accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people Emphasizes gender's role in influencing political and economic change and shaping cultural identity Student and instructor resources available at http://minerva.union.edu/meadet/modernlatinamerica/index.html [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

The Country of Football

The Country of Football

Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil

  • Author: Roger Kittleson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 052095825X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito. With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation. Soccer is perceived, like carnival and samba, to be quintessentially Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian. Yet the practice and history of soccer are also synonymous with conflict and contradiction as Brazil continues its trajectory toward modernity and economic power. The ongoing debate over how Team Brazil should play and positively represent a nation of demanding supporters bears on many crucial facets of a country riven by racial and class tensions. The Country of Football is filled with engaging stories of star players and other key figures, as well as extraordinary research on local, national, and international soccer communities. Soccer fans, scholars, and readers who are interested in the history of sport will emerge with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between Brazilian soccer and the nation’s history.

The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889

The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889

  • Author: Francisco Vidal Luna,Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110704250X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 404
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This is the first complete economic and social history of Brazil in the modern period in any language. It provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the Brazilian society and economy from the end of the empire in 1889 to the present day. The authors elucidate the basic trends that have defined modern Brazilian society and economy. In this period Brazil moved from being a mostly rural traditional agriculture society with only light industry and low levels of human capital to a modern literate and industrial nation. It has also transformed itself into one of the world's most important agricultural exporters. How and why this occurred is explained in this important survey.

A Brief History of Brazil

A Brief History of Brazil

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438108214
  • Category: Brazil
  • Page: 303
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A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff
  • Publisher: Lawrence Clayton
  • ISBN: 9780534621582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
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Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

A History of Brazil

A History of Brazil

  • Author: Joseph Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890205
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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A clearly structured and well-informed synthesis of developments and events in Brazilian history from the colonial period to the present, this volume is aimed at non-specialized readers and students, seeking a straightforward introduction to this unique Latin American country. Divided chronologically into five main historical periods - Colonial Brazil, Empire, the First Republic, the Estado Novo and events from 1964 to the present - the book explores the politics, economy, society, and diplomacy during each phase. The emphasis on diplomacy is particularly original and adds an unusual dimension to the book.