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The Brazil reader : history, culture, politics / edited by Robert M. Levine and John J. Crocitti.

Contributor(s): Levine, Robert M | Crocitti, John J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Latin America readers: Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999Description: x, 527 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0822322900 (pa. : alk. paper); 9780822322900 (pa. : alk. paper); 0822322587 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780822322580 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Brazil -- History | Brazil -- Social conditions | Brazil -- Economic conditionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Brazil reader.
Contents:
Origins, Conquest, and Colonial Rule -- The Origin of Fire / Cayapo Legend -- Noble Savages / John Hemming -- A Description of the Tupinamba -- The First Wave / Warren Dean -- Letter to Governor Tome de Sousa / Manoel da Nobrega -- From the River of Jenero / Francisco Suares -- The Sins of Maranhao / Antonio Vieira -- Minas Uprising of 1720 -- Smuggling in the Diamond District / George Gardner -- Decree Elevating Brazil to a Kingdom / Joao VI -- Imperial and Republican Brazil -- Declaration of Brazilian Independence, 1822 / Pedro I -- The Baron of Parnaiba / George Gardner -- Uprising in Maranhao, 1839-1840 / Domingos Jose Goncalves de Magalhaes -- A Paraiba Plantation, 1850-1860 / Stanley J. Stein -- The Paraguayan War Victory Parade / Peter M. Beattie -- A Vanishing Way of Life / Gilberto Freyre -- A Mirror of Progress / Dain Borges -- Drought and the Image of the Northeast / Gerald M. Greenfield -- Dom Pedro the Magnanimous / Mary Wilhelmine Williams -- Solemn Inaugural Session of December 24, 1900 -- Intellectuals at Play / Olavo Bilac Collection -- City of Mist / Manoel Sousa Pinto -- The Civilist Campaign / J.R. Lobao -- Gaucho Leaders, 1923 -- Factory Rules, 1924 -- Slavery and Its Aftermath -- The War against Palmares -- Slave Life at Morro Velho Mine / Sir Richard Francis Burton -- Scenes from the Slave Trade / Logbook Entries, Joao Dunshee de Abrantes -- Cruelty to Slaves / Thomas Ewbank -- Slavery and Society / Joaquim Nabuco -- Abolition Decree, 1888 / Princess Isabel, Rodrigo Augusto da Silva.
Review: "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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [505]-509) and index.

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

Levine and Crocitti's nine-part kaleidoscopic volume describes the Brazilian historical consciousness by including "history from below" as well as "history from above." The stand-alone chapters outline Brazil's history from its early origins to the recent return to democratic life. Eclectic entries written by both native and nonnative intellectuals as well as "ordinary citizens" span ideologies and geographical regions to "probe beneath the surface of stereotype." This collection is a rich, multilayered historical documentation of Brazilian life, which includes letters, photographs, artwork, analyses of songs, interviews, official reports, and laws. Brazilian laws and lyrics presented together capture both historical rhyme and reason. There are chapters on women's lives, race and ethnic relations, and saudade, the Brazilian term for longing and nostalgia. Focusing on political culture as well as politics, the editors' goal is to present a variety of simultaneous voices that depict the complex and nuanced totality of Brazil's socially constructed reality. A unique and well-crafted volume for both the seasoned and newcomers to Brazilian history. All levels. P. E. Herideen; Holyoke Community College

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Robert M. Levine is Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. He has published extensively on Brazil and is former chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Brazil. His previous books include The Brazilian Photographs of Genevieve Naylor, 1940-1942, and Images of History, both also published by Duke University Press. <br> John J. Crocitti is completing his Ph.D. in history at the University of Miami. His work has focused on the social and demographic history of the Volta Redonda region, the site of Brazil's first steel mill.

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