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Author Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz.
Title Brazil : a biography / Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Open Library Cover
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Edition First American edition.
Description xxvi, 761 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Translated from Portuguese.
Originally published as : Brasil: uma biografia. Brazil : Companhia das Letras, 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : "Brazil is just nearby" -- First came the name, and then the land called Brazil -- The sugar civilization : bitter for the many, sweet for a few -- Tit for tat : slavery and the naturalization of violence -- Gold! -- Revolt, conspiracy and sedition in the tropical paradise -- Ship ahoy! a court at sea -- Dom João and his court in the tropics -- The father leaves, the son remains -- Independence habemus : instability in the First empire -- Regencies, or the sound of silence -- The second reign : at last, a nation in the tropics -- The end of the monarchy in Brazil -- The first republic : the people take to the streets -- Samba, malandragem, authoritarianism : the birth of modern Brazil -- Yes, we have democracy! -- The 1950s and 1960s : bossa- nova, democracy and underdevelopment -- On a knife edge : dictatorship, opposition and resistance -- On the path to democracy : the transition to civilian power and the ambiguities and legacy of the military dictatorship -- Conclusion : history is not arithmetic.
Note Translated from Portuguese.
Subject Brazil -- Civilization.
Brazil -- History.
Added Author Starling, Heloisa Maria Murgel.
Added Title Brasil. English
ISBN 9780374280499 (hardcover)
0374280495 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028446260