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Author Hecht, Susanna B.
Title The scramble for the Amazon and the "Lost paradise" of Euclides da Cunha / Susanna B. Hecht.
Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Description xv, 612 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-588) and index.
Contents Os sertões: the pre-Amazonian life of Euclides da Cunha. A short prelude: from Os sertões to As selvas -- The unlikely protagonist -- The afterlife of revolution -- A quilombo called canudos -- Mud-walled Jerusalem, mud-walled Troy -- The scramble for the Amazon. In the times of scrambles in the land of the Amazons -- Imperialisms, revolutions, and resolutions in the Caribbean Amazon -- "American Amazon?" colonizations and speculations -- Wall street, rebels, and Rio Branco -- Peru, Purús, Brazil -- Euclides and the baron -- As selvas: into the litigious zones. "Impressions completely new to me" -- "Such is the river, such is its history" -- In the realm of rubber -- Argonauts of the Amazon -- In hostile territory, part 1: official report of the joint boundary commission -- In hostile territory, part 2: ex-party report from Da Cunha to baron Rio Branco -- Cartographer at court. Return of the native -- Maps, texts, and history -- "Events that perhaps lacked a historian": reflections and supplements to the formal report of the Joint Survey Commission -- Everyday forms of empire: the tropicalist ethnography of Euclides da Cunha -- Abyss and oblivion. Killing Dr. Da Cunha -- Hamlet's lament -- Illusions and oblivion. A note on the text: fragments, translation, and photos.
Subject Cunha, Euclides da, 1866-1909.
Cunha, Euclides da, 1866-1909 -- Travel -- Amazon River Region.
Brazil -- History -- 1889-
Amazon River Region -- History -- 19th century.
Rio Branco, José Maria da Silva Paranhos Júnior, Barão do, 1845-1912.
ISBN 9780226322810 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
0226322815 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40022263873