The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics / edited by Robert M. Levine and John J. Crocitti. - Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999. - x, 527 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. - The Latin America readers . - Latin America readers. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-509) and index.

Origins, Conquest, and Colonial Rule -- The Origin of Fire / Noble Savages / A Description of the Tupinamba -- The First Wave / Letter to Governor Tome de Sousa / From the River of Jenero / The Sins of Maranhao / Minas Uprising of 1720 -- Smuggling in the Diamond District / Decree Elevating Brazil to a Kingdom / Imperial and Republican Brazil -- Declaration of Brazilian Independence, 1822 / The Baron of Parnaiba / Uprising in Maranhao, 1839-1840 / A Paraiba Plantation, 1850-1860 / The Paraguayan War Victory Parade / A Vanishing Way of Life / A Mirror of Progress / Drought and the Image of the Northeast / Dom Pedro the Magnanimous / Solemn Inaugural Session of December 24, 1900 -- Intellectuals at Play / City of Mist / The Civilist Campaign / Gaucho Leaders, 1923 -- Factory Rules, 1924 -- Slavery and Its Aftermath -- The War against Palmares -- Slave Life at Morro Velho Mine / Scenes from the Slave Trade / Cruelty to Slaves / Slavery and Society / Abolition Decree, 1888 / Cayapo Legend -- John Hemming -- Warren Dean -- Manoel da Nobrega -- Francisco Suares -- Antonio Vieira -- George Gardner -- Joao VI -- Pedro I -- George Gardner -- Domingos Jose Goncalves de Magalhaes -- Stanley J. Stein -- Peter M. Beattie -- Gilberto Freyre -- Dain Borges -- Gerald M. Greenfield -- Mary Wilhelmine Williams -- Olavo Bilac Collection -- Manoel Sousa Pinto -- J.R. Lobao -- Sir Richard Francis Burton -- Logbook Entries, Joao Dunshee de Abrantes -- Thomas Ewbank -- Joaquim Nabuco -- Princess Isabel, Rodrigo Augusto da Silva.

"Indispensable introduction to Brazil for students and general readers includes short scholarly articles, interviews, documents, photographs, and many autobiographical pieces. Begins with precontact indigenous peoples, but about half deals with Brazil since 1945. Topics include indigenous peoples, slavery, Vargas and labor, political protest, women, race relations, marginal groups, and popular culture. Overarching themes are mobility and repression"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. http://www.loc.gov/hlas

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