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The Resource Brazil : a biography, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling

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

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Brazil : a biography
Title
Brazil
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
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
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DLC
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Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz
Dewey number
981
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from Portuguese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Starling, Heloisa Maria Murgel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Civilization
  • Brazil
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
  • TRAVEL / South America / Brazil
Label
Brazil : a biography, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from Portuguese
  • Originally published as : Brasil: uma biografia. Brazil : Companhia das Letras, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
on1035771186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 761 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374280499
Lccn
2018021716
Other control number
40028446260
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035771186
Label
Brazil : a biography, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling
Publication
Note
  • Translated from Portuguese
  • Originally published as : Brasil: uma biografia. Brazil : Companhia das Letras, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
on1035771186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxvi, 761 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374280499
Lccn
2018021716
Other control number
40028446260
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035771186

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