The History of Brazil
Greenwood Press, 1. jaan 1999 - 208 pages
Brazil is a vast, complex country with great potential but an uneven history. This engaging study will introduce readers to the history of Brazil from its origins to today. It emphasizes current issues and problems, including the country's return to democracy after more than two decades of harsh military rule and the economic consequences of adopting free-market policies as part of the creation of the global marketplace. Levine, a noted Brazilianist, explains the legacy of slavery on race relations, the stubborn persistence of barriers to upward mobility, and the characteristics of Brazil's exuberant culture. The author draws not only from a broad array of traditional sources but from oral histories and postings on the Internet. The history of Brazil unfolds in narrative chronological chapters beginning with the Portuguese conquest, then moving on to the colonial period, Independence, the nineteenth-century monarchy--the only one in Latin America--the Republic, the nationalist regime under Vargas, the eclipse of democracy under military rule in the 1960s and 1970s, and the current democratically elected government under Cardoso, who was elected in 1998 to his second term. Short biographical sketches of 40 prominent Brazilians, a glossary of Portuguese terms, and a bibliographical essay add reference value to this work. This is the only up-to-date history of Brazil, current through 1999.
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By 1920 immigrants constituted more than half of the labor force in manufacturing
and over 58 percent of transportation workers. The foreigners, however, were
often literate in their own languages if not in Portuguese, and they brought with ...
In 1923, the Brazilian congress enacted the E16i Chaves Law, considered the
starting point of the later system of social security for workers. The law's system
was based on contributions from employees, companies, and the government,
and it ...
rowed from corporatist conceptions of common identity between workers and
industrialists. As a result, "good" workers were rewarded, but workers who did not
want to be treated as children drifted away. In all, skilled workers benefited in
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With over 3 million square miles of territory and 4,600 miles of shoreline, Brazil is the fifth largest nation in the world. In this impressively concise history, Levine, the director for the Center ... Read full review
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Early Brazil 15001822
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