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Here is a new edition of the book generally acclaimed as the best single-volume history of Brazil. It has been thoroughly revised and updated to include expanded treatment of intellectual, social, and popular history, and to provide increased coverage of labor, blacks, women, and the military in Brazilian history. Complete in breadth and chronological span, A History of Brazil is a panoramic interpretation of the Brazilian past from discovery to the present that treats the economic, social, cultural, and political evolution of Latin America's largest nation.
E. Bradford Burns was professor of history at UCLA.
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Interactions: New Challenges and ContinuitiesThe LandThe IndianThe EuropeanDiscovery and ChallengesPatterns for the Future2. The Colonial ExperienceSocial AmalgamationTerritorial ExpansionEconomic and Political Dependency3. Nation BuildingPsychological and Intellectual Formation of NationhoodThe Braganzas in BrazilPolitical IndependenceChaos Into Order4. Modernization and ContinuityCoffee as a Motor of ChangeMaterial TransformationProgress and DependencyStatesmen and Diplomats5. Change and ContinuityNew Social Groups and New IdeasAbolition, Immigration, and LaborThe Middle Groups and the MilitaryIncorporating Rural Folk into Capitalism6. The New BrazilThe Old Republic AscendingThe Triumph of DiplomacyExploiting the AmazonThe Decline of the Old Republic7. The Challenge of ChangeNew Themes in HistoryIntellectual and Political FermentShifting Patterns of PowerNationalism and Industrialization8. Reform, Radicalization, and ReactionDemocratizationDevelopmental NationalismsGrowing PainsA Political SurpriseThe Promise or Threat of Reform9. The Past as PresentMilitary DictatorshipThe Masquerade of DemocracyFrontiers of ChallengeAppendix 1: Chiefs of State of BrazilAppendix 2: A Chronology of Significant Dates in Brazilian HistoryA Glossary of Portuguese Words Used in the TextThe Novel as History: A Bibliographic EssayIndex
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