Brazil: A Global Studies Handbook

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-01
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

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This book is a captivating and authoritative introduction to Brazil-its history, the evolution of its society and culture, and the staggering variety of peoples and landscapes within its borders.

Table of Contents

Narrative Sectionp. 1
Geography and Historyp. 3
The Physical Settingp. 3
Portugal's Discovery of Brazilp. 9
Portuguese Settlement of Brazilp. 13
The Indigenous Populationp. 18
Colonial Brazilp. 21
The Brazilian Empirep. 33
The Republic (1889-1930)p. 43
The Vargas Era (1930-1954)p. 51
The Second Republic (1946-1964)p. 60
Brazil's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985)p. 64
From Liberalization to Redemocratizationp. 68
Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992)p. 70
Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003)p. 71
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-Present)p. 73
References and Further Readingsp. 76
The Brazilian Economyp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Growth versus Developmentp. 82
Overviewp. 83
The Colonial Economyp. 87
Brazil's Postindependence Economyp. 95
Government and the Economy in Nineteenth-Century Brazilp. 101
Brazil's Early Industrial Growthp. 101
The Postwar Push to Industrializep. 106
Brazil's Military Dictatorshipp. 110
External Shocks and Brazil's Debt Crisisp. 112
A Return to Democracy amidst Economic Instabilityp. 115
Political and Economic Transformation: The Contextp. 116
Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the Real Planp. 118
From Stabilization to Liberalizationp. 120
Roadblocks to Reformp. 123
Contemporary Economic Issuesp. 126
References and Further Readingsp. 135
Politics and Governmentp. 137
Introductionp. 137
The Historical Backdropp. 140
Independence and the Empirep. 143
The Old Republicp. 148
The Vargas Era (1930-1945)p. 150
The New Republicp. 155
The Military Republic (1964-1985)p. 160
Transition to Democracyp. 166
Jose Sarney (1985-1990)p. 166
Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992)p. 169
Itamar Franco (1992-1995)p. 171
The Cardoso Era (1995-2003)p. 173
Political Reformp. 177
Cardoso Continuedp. 179
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-Present)p. 184
A Note on Foreign Policyp. 190
References and Further Readingsp. 194
Society and Culturep. 197
Introductionp. 197
The Peoplep. 198
The Languagep. 216
Social Relationshipsp. 219
Religionp. 226
Selected Themes in Brazilian Culturep. 236
Women in Brazilp. 253
Educationp. 256
References and Further Readingsp. 258
Reference Sectionp. 259
Key Events in Brazilian Historyp. 261
Significant People in Brazilian Historyp. 275
Brazil-Related Organizationsp. 289
Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Brazilp. 297
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