Blacks and Whites in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988

ISBN-10: 0299131041

ISBN-13: 9780299131043

Edition: 1991

List price: $19.95 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;For much of the twentieth century Brazil enjoyed an international reputation as a “racial democracy,” but that image has been largely undermined in recent decades by research suggesting the existence of widespread racial inequality.nbsp; George Reid Andrews provides the first thoroughly documented history of Brazilian racial inequality from the abolition of slavery in 1888 up to the late 1980s, showing how economic, social, and political changes in Brazil during the last one hundred years have shaped race relations. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;No laws of segregation or apartheid exist in Brazil, but by looking carefully at government policies, data on employment, mainstream and Afro-Brazilian newspapers, and a variety of other sources, Andrews traces pervasive discrimination against Afro-Brazilians over time.nbsp; He draws his evidence from the country’s largest and most economically important state, São Paulo, showing how race relations were affected by its transformation from a plantation-based economy to South America’s most urban, industrialized society. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;The book focuses first on Afro-Brazilians' entry into the agricultural and urban working class after the abolition of slavery.nbsp; This transition, Andrews argues, was seriously hampered by state policies giving the many European immigrants of the period preference over black workers.nbsp; As immigration declined and these policies were overturned in the late 1920s, black laborers began to be employed in agriculture and industry on nearly equal terms with whites.nbsp; Andrews then surveys efforts of blacks to move into the middle class during the 1900s.nbsp; He finds that informal racial solidarity among middle-class whites has tended to exclude Afro-Brazilians from the professions and other white-collar jobs. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Andrews traces how discrimination throughout the century led Afro-Brazilians to mobilize, first through the antislavery movement of the 1880s, then through such social and political organizations of the 1920s and 1930s as the Brazilian Black Front, and finally through the anti-racism movements of the 1970s and 1980s.nbsp; These recent movements have provoked much debate among Brazilians over their national image as a racial democracy.nbsp; It remains to be seen, Andrews concludes, whether that debate will result in increased opportunities for black Brazilians.
Used Starting from $15.47
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS PowerPoint® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/15/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

George Reid Andrews is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author ofAfro-Latin America, 1800-2000.

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×