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Brazil : a biography / Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling.

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  • ISBN: 9780374280499
  • ISBN: 0374280495
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 761 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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General Note:
Translated from Portuguese.
Originally published as : Brasil: uma biografia. Brazil : Companhia das Letras, 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : "Brazil is just nearby" -- First came the name, and then the land called Brazil -- The sugar civilization : bitter for the many, sweet for a few -- Tit for tat : slavery and the naturalization of violence -- Gold! -- Revolt, conspiracy and sedition in the tropical paradise -- Ship ahoy! a court at sea -- Dom João and his court in the tropics -- The father leaves, the son remains -- Independence habemus : instability in the First empire -- Regencies, or the sound of silence -- The second reign : at last, a nation in the tropics -- The end of the monarchy in Brazil -- The first republic : the people take to the streets -- Samba, malandragem, authoritarianism : the birth of modern Brazil -- Yes, we have democracy! -- The 1950s and 1960s : bossa- nova, democracy and underdevelopment -- On a knife edge : dictatorship, opposition and resistance -- On the path to democracy : the transition to civilian power and the ambiguities and legacy of the military dictatorship -- Conclusion : history is not arithmetic.
Summary, etc.:
For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling's Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.
Language Note:
Translated from Portuguese.
Subject: Brazil > Civilization.
Brazil > History.
HISTORY / Latin America / South America.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
TRAVEL / South America / Brazil.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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