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At the End of the Rainbow? Gold, Land, and People in the Brazilian Amazon

ISBN-10: 0231103557

ISBN-13: 9780231103558

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gordon MacMillan

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Throughout the 1980s, a combination of widespread poverty and favorable gold prices encouraged hoards of wildcat miners to penetrate some of the Amazon's rainforest headwaters in search of new deposits. Now, hundreds of makeshift camps threaten the future of both the rainforest and the indigenous people who inhabit it. This book explains how gold fever came to grip the Amazon and considers the changes it has brought to the region. It contains a vivid account of the violent clash between forty thousand miners and the Yanamami Indians in the state of Roraima, as well as thoroughly researched arguments that explore the perspectives of the farmers, ranchers, natives, and others involved in this historic moment.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Illustrations
Acronyms
Glossary of Brazilian terms
Preface
Acknowledgements
The Quickening Pulse of Amazonian Life
Indian Gold: The Rush to the Yanomami Reserve
Just keep on digging away: Smallholder agriculture and gold mining
The Golden Cow? Ranching and Mining
Local Prospects: Riverine Dwellers, Indians and Mining
The Politics of Gold Mining
The Destruction of Eden?
Placing the Amazonian Gold Rush in Perspective
Bibliography
Selected further reading
Index