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Brazil

Five Centuries of Change

Brazil
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Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?

CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750

The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World

The Colonial Economy and Society

Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural

The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture

CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830

The Economics and Politics of Post-1750 Brazil

The Portuguese Court Comes to Brazil

CHAPTER 3. REVOLT, CONSOLIDATION, AND WAR: 1830-1870

Uprisings under the Regency

Recentralization

The Role of Pedro II

The Rise of Coffee

The Emerging Problems with Slavery as an Institution

The Question of Abolition

The Paraguayan War

CHAPTER 4. MAKING BRAZIL "MODERN": 1870-1910

The End of the Empire

Coffee Fluctuations, Emerging Industry, and Urban Labor

CHAPTER 5. WORLD WAR I, THE GREAT DEPRESSION, AND DICTATORSHIP: 1910-1945

The Shock of World War I

New Currents in the 1920's

The Revolution of 1930

Getulio Vargas as Dictator

CHAPTER 6. DEMOCRACY UNDER VARGAS, HALCYON DAYS WITH KUBITSCHEK, AND A MILITARY COUP: 1945-1964

The 1945 Election and the Dutra Period Vargas Returns

A Socioeconomic Profile of Brazil in the Late 1940s and 1950s

A New President, Juscelino Kubitschek, Elected

The Brief Presidency of Janio Guadros

The Succession of Joao Goulart

CHAPTER 7. RULE OF THE MILITARY: 1964-1985

The Generals Search for a Political Base

The Arrival of the Guerrillas

Culture and the Generals

The Economic "Miracle" Wrought by the Authoritarians

The Road to Redemocratization

CHAPTER 8. REDEMOCRATIZATION; NEW HOPE, OLD PROBLEMS: 1985-

Sarney and His Challenges

The Debt Crisis and the Economy

Widening Gaps Between Rich and Poor

Public Health: The Fish That Swam Upstream

Changes Affecting Women

Race Relations

The Political Spectrum in the New Democracy

The Collor Debacle

Another Vice-President in Command

Back to Stabilization: The Plano Real

The Presidential Election of 1994

Epilogue

Suggestions for further Readings

Oxford University Press, USA; March 1999
271 pages; ISBN 9780199725892
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