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Author Levine, Robert M.

Title The history of Brazil / Robert M. Levine.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    981 LEV    Available
Description xviii, 208 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Series The Greenwood histories of the modern nations, 1096-2905
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early Brazil (1500-1822) -- Independence and empire (1822-1889) -- The republic (1889-1930) -- The Vargas era (1930-1954) -- Dictatorship and democracy (1954-1998) -- Political culture -- Social and economic realities -- Notable people in the history of Brazil.
Summary "Relatively bland historical introduction for general readers emphasizes economic development, social inequality, and apparent inability of reforms to address inequality. Begins in 1500, but more than half of volume is devoted to post-1930 Brazil and contemporary issues. GetĂșlio Vargas is central both as a reformist turning point in politics and as a representative enigma. Useful, but much less piquant and heartfelt than author's Brazilian legacies (item #bi 00006099#)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Subject Brazil -- History.
ISBN 0313303908 (acid-free paper)
9780313303906 (acid-free paper)

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