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- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 45.00
The largest and most important country in Latin America, Brazil was the first to succumb to the military coups that struck that region in the 1960s and the early 1970s. In this authoritative study, Thomas E. Skidmore, one of America's leading experts on Latin America and, in particular, on Brazil, offers the first analysis of more than two decades... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
This book unites scholars from Brazil, the U.S., and Europe who draw on a close re-reading of the literature and hitherto unavailable or unused primary sources to shed new light on the political changes and cultural representations of Vargas?s regimes, thereby exploring why he meant so different things to different people. more...
- Hunter Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
Brazil is one of the culturally rich nations in South America. This title provides readers with what they need to know for planning a trip to this area, including the best places to stay and eat - for various tastes and budgets; practical travel advice; and info on what to pack and when to go. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00
Describes life in the early colony, including the many conflicts with Native Americans, disease, the presence of pirates, the use of timber and tar in shipbuilding (which contributed to the state's nickname "The Tar Heel State"), and the history of slavery in the colony. more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17
CultureShock! Brazil dispels the preconceptions about this diverse dynamic country and reveals the beauty and character that is Brazil. Written in a personable style, the book touches on all aspects of Brazilian life presenting the reader with a balanced, realistic and useful guide. This book leads you through the economic power house that is São... more...
- Vision Paperbacks 2009; US$ 17.99
Just after midnight, in the early morning of 23 July 1993, a group of men, later identified as off-duty policemen, opened fire on a group of street children sleeping rough outside one of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmarks - the Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria. The incident became known as the Candelaria Massacre and it roused the people... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 179.00
Amazonia is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. This book addresses a comprehensive range of questions from the politics of conservation and sustainable development to the organization of women's work and the diet and health of Amazonian people. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 15.99
In Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History, Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil in a landmark work of scholarship that is also a literary masterpiece. Abreu offers a startlingly modern analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupation of the interior. In these pages, he combines sharp portraits... more...
- University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99
In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... more...