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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.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    981.1 HEC    Available
Description xv, 612 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-588) and index.
Contents Part 1. 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 -- Part 2. 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 -- Part 3. 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 -- Part 4. 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 -- Part 5. 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.
Rio Branco, José Maria da Silva Paranhos Júnior, Barão do, 1845-1912.
Brazil -- History -- 1889-
Amazon River Region -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780226322810 hardcover alkaline paper
0226322815 hardcover alkaline paper

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