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Brazil : a global studies handbook / Todd L. Edwards

Edwards, Todd L. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Global studies. Latin America & the Caribbean.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 981 EDWA (Text) 39231031540616 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: xxi, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Narrative section -- 1. Geography and history -- The physical setting -- The North -- The Northeast -- The Center-West -- The South-East -- The South -- Portugal's discovery of Brazil -- Portuguese settlement of Brazil -- The indigenous population -- Colonial Brazil -- Slavery and social structure in colonial Brazil -- The church in colonial Brazil -- Colonial political and economic institutions -- Imperial reorganization (1750-1808) -- Independence -- The Brazilian Empire -- Dom Pedro I (1822-1831) -- Dom Pedro II (1840-1889) -- The republic (1889-1930) -- Canudos -- Economy of the republic -- The Vargas era (1930-1954) -- The second republic (1946-1964) -- Brazil's military dictatorship (1964-1985) -- Brazil's economic miracle -- From liberalization to redemocratization -- Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992) -- Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003) -- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-present) -- References and further readings -- 2. The Brazilian economy -- Introduction -- Growth versus development -- Overview -- The colonial economy -- Brazil's sugar cycle -- The gold boom -- The waning years of colonial Brazil -- Brazil's postindependence economy -- Brazil's coffee cycle -- The rubber boom -- Government and the economy in nineteenth-century Brazil -- Brazil's early industrial growth -- World War I -- The 1920s -- The Great Depression -- World War II -- The postwar push to industrialize -- Brazil's military dictatorship -- External shocks and Brazil's debt crisis -- A return to democracy amidst economic instability -- Political and economic transformation : the context -- Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the real plan -- From stabilization to liberalization -- Trade -- Privatization -- Deregulation -- Roadblocks to reform -- Contemporary economic issues -- Inflation and stabilization -- Poverty and inequality -- Foreign debt -- Agrarian reform -- References and further readings -- 3. Politics and government -- Introduction -- The historical backdrop -- Independence and the empire -- The empire -- The old republic -- The Vargas era (1930-1945) -- The new republic -- The military republic (1964-1985) -- Transition to democracy -- José Sarney (1985-1990) -- Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992) -- Itamar Franco (1992-1995) -- The Cardoso era (1995-2003) -- Political reform -- Cardoso continued -- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-present) -- The scandals -- Lula : an evaluation -- A note on foreign policy -- References and further readings -- 4. Society and culture -- Introduction -- The people -- The Portuguese -- The Indians -- The Africans -- The immigrants -- Regional types -- The language -- Social relationships -- Religion -- Catholicism -- Protestantism -- Judaism and Eastern religions -- Candomblé and other Afro-Brazilian religions -- Selected themes in Brazilian culture -- Art and architecture -- Literature -- Music -- Film -- Popular culture -- Women in Brazil -- Education -- References and further readings --
pt. 2. Reference section -- Key events in Brazilian history -- Significant people in Brazilian history -- Brazil-related organizations -- Business and economics -- Culture, education, and exchange -- Brazil's government representatives in the United States -- News -- Tourism -- Annotated bibliography of recommended works on Brazil -- General works -- Geography and history of Brazil -- Economy of Brazil -- Politics and government -- Society and culture -- Glossary of selected terms.
Subject: Brazil > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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