Brazil Five Centuries of Change

ISBN-10: 019537455X
ISBN-13: 9780195374551
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: Revised and updated in this second edition, Brazil: Five Centuries of Change vividly traces the development of Brazil over the last 500 years. Author Thomas E. Skidmore, a preeminent authority on Brazil, provides a lively political and economic  More...

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List price: $62.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Revised and updated in this second edition, Brazil: Five Centuries of Change vividly traces the development of Brazil over the last 500 years. Author Thomas E. Skidmore, a preeminent authority on Brazil, provides a lively political and economic narrative while also including relevant details on society and culture. Skidmore's particularly major revision of the colonial chapters begins with the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Alvares Cabral and includes Portugal's remarkable command of the vast country in the face of Spanish, French, and Dutch colonial interests. The text goes on to cover the move of the Portuguese monarchy to Brazil in 1808, the country's independence in 1822, establishment of the Empire within the context of expansion of the coffee trade, the importance of slavery in nineteenth-century Brazil, and the move towards abolition. This second edition offers an unparallelled look at Brazil in the twentieth century, including in-depth coverage of the 1930 revolution and Vargas's rise to power; the ensuing unstable democratic period and the military coups that followed; and the reemergence of democracy in 1985. It concludes with the recent presidency of Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, covering such economic successes as record-setting exports, dramatic foreign debt reduction, and improved income distribution. The second edition features numerous new images and a new bibliographic guide to recent works on Brazilian history for use by both instructors and students. Informed by the most recent scholarship available, Brazil: Five Centuries of Change, Second Edition, explores the country's many blessings--ethnic diversity, racial democracy, a vibrant cultural life, and a wealth of natural resources. It also looks at Brazil's historically severe problems--including political instability, military rule, chronic inflation, and international debt--and its deplorable environmental record. An ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history, this eloquent and detailed look at Brazil will be the standard history of the country for years to come.

List of Exhibits and Figures
Preface
Introduction: A Brief Sketch of Brazil and Its Place in the World
The Birth and Growth of Colonial Brazil
Portuguese Arrival in the New World
Factors Leading Up to Cabral's Voyage
Early Consolidation of the Monarchy
Social Structure with a Merchant Class
Long-standing Involvement in Trade Routes
Too Small to Send Nationals to Settle Abroad
Securing the Frontiers
From Trading to Colonizing
Brazil's Colonial Economy and Its Nexus with Portugal
The Influence of Enlightenment Ideas
Conspiracies against the Portuguese
Peoples and Dramas in the Making of the Colony
Hunting Indigenous People for Enslavement and the Jesuit Role
The Portuguese Explorers and Their Expeditions
The Role of the Mameluco
The Concept of Race as Applied to Indians in the Colony
The Place of African Slaves and Free Coloreds
The Persistence of the African in Brazilian Culture
From Colony to Independence as a Monarchy
The Portuguese Court Comes to Brazil
Creating a New Portuguese America
Brazilian Hierarchies
The Tribulations of Brazil's First Emperor
Uprisings under the Regency
Recentralization
The Role of Pedro II
The Rise of Coffee
The Emerging Problems with Slavery as an Institution
The Question of Abolition
The Paraguayan War
The Making of "Modern" Brazil
A New Generation and the Military Question
Abolition and Its Aftermath: The Brazilian Way
The End of the Empire
Selling Brazil
"Whitening" Brazil
The Reality behind the Facade
Coffee Fluctuations, Emerging Industry, and Urban Labor
The Roots of Industrialization
Worker Organization and Employers' Strategy
Evaporation of the Oligarchical Consensus
A Message from Below
Economic Strains
Building to a Dictatorship and World War II
The Shock of World War I
The Economy after the War
Brazil's Uneven Development
New Currents in the 1920s
Modernism, Brazilian Style
Rise of Anti-Liberal Thought
The Disintegration of the Old Politics
The Revolution of 1930
Swing toward Centralization
Ideological Polarization
Getulio Vargas as Dictator
The Vargas Style
Corporatist Inroads
A New Search for National Identity
Juggling the International Options
World War II and the Rise of U.S. Influence
Collapse of the Dictatorship at Home
Returning to Democracy, for a While
The 1945 Election and the Dutra Period
Vargas Returns
From Oligarch to Populist
Vargas's Legislative Program Runs into Trouble
Suicide
Population Growth, Regional Disequilibria, and Migration
A New President, Juscelino Kubitschek, Elected
Political Strategy
The Economic Development Program
Dealing with the World Economy
The Brief Presidency of Janio Quadros
The Succession of Joao Goulart
Populists versus the Military
The Economic Crisis Escalates
Rule of the Military
The Generals Search for a Political Base
Growing Opposition, Growing Repression: 1964-1967
Triumph of the Hard Line
The Arrival of the Guerrillas
Brazilian Culture and the Generals
The Effects of Repression
Military Rule and Questions about Brazilian Political Tradition
The Economic "Miracle" Wrought by the Authoritarians
The Benefits and Costs of Foreign Loans
The Winners and Losers
The Road to Redemocratization
Battles within the Officer Corps
Manipulating the Electoral System
Redemocratization-New Hope, Old Problems
An Unintended Succession
Sarney and the New Democracy
The Cruzado Plan
The Debt Crisis and the Economy
Lost Investment
The Brain Drain
Widening Gaps between Rich and Poor
Education and Health Care
Housing and Communications
Public Health: A Success Story
Changes Affecting Women
Race Relations
Contemporary Culture
The Political Spectrum in the New Democracy
The Collor Debacle
The Election
The Policies
The End
Another Vice President in Command
Back to Stabilization: The Plano Real
The Presidential Election of 1994
The Cardoso Government's First Term
Going for a Second Term
Social Justice Delayed
Selling Off the State
Brazil in the Shadow of an Argentine Default
Brazilian Democracy Takes a New Turn: Or Does It?
Lula Finally Becomes Legitimate
The Economic Scene
The 2002 Presidential Campaign
Lula's First Steps
The PT in Power
Exports Take Center Stage as Lula Continues to Govern
Government Fortunes Further Reverse as the PT Tastes Scandal
The Last Year of Lula's First Term
The Economy in 2006
Some Hard Lessons for Lula's Socialism
The Landless Movement
Riots among the Criminal Population
Conflict with Bolivia over Natural Gas
The 2006 Presidential Campaign
Lula's Second Term and the Outlook Ahead
Lula's Luck
What's Next?
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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