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Publisher Comments:

This classic work is must reading for anyone who would understand Brazil and Latin America, past and present. First published in 1985 and now expanded to include a new chapter on women in Brazilian history, the book explores the social, political, economic, and intellectual currents that shaped nineteenth-century Brazil and whose reverberations continue to be felt throughout contemporary Brazilian society.

Placing her findings in a rich comparative context with regard to U.S. history, Emilia Viotti da Costa concentrates on crucial moments in Brazilian history to shed light on a number of vexing questions: Why in a nation so rich in material resources is there so much poverty? How was slavery abolished without bloodshed in a country where slaves had represented the main labor force for almost four hundred years? Why did self-described liberal elites twice lead the country toward authoritarian regimes? In exploring these and other puzzles, she uncovers the realities behind many of the persistent myths surrounding the Brazilian empire.

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Continuing her investigation into Brazilian history and slavery and emancipation, Costa explores the social, political, economic, and intellectual currents that shaped the 19th-century Latin American country. Putting her findings in a comparative context of US history, she asks why a nation so rich in material resources is so impoverished, how slavery was abolished after 400 years without bloodshed, why the liberal elite led the country toward authoritarian regimes, and other questions. She has expanded the 1985 edition, published by the University of Chicago, with a chapter on women in Brazilian history. No publication data is provided for the original rep<'u>blica/>.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is one of the best introductions to Brazil in English that one could want.

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies Perhaps the most thoughtful analysis of nineteenth-century Brazil.

Latin American Research Review A thoughtful interpretive history that helps us to understand both the Brazilian empire and the republic that replaced it.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History [These essays] reveal a critical mind searching for the links between ruling classes and those ruled, between elites and masses.

American Historical Review All facets of the 'empire'—politics, economics, culture and society—are skillfully interwoven and excellently researched.

Times of the Americas

Synopsis:

This classic work is must reading for anyone who would understand Brazil and Latin America, past and present. First published in 1985 and now expanded to include a new chapter on women in Brazilian history, the book explores the social, political, economic, and intellectual currents that shaped nineteenth-century Brazil and whose reverberations continue to be felt throughout contemporary Brazilian society.

Placing her findings in a rich comparative context with regard to U.S. history, Emilia Viotti da Costa concentrates on crucial moments in Brazilian history to shed light on a number of vexing questions: Why in a nation so rich in material resources is there so much poverty? How was slavery abolished without bloodshed in a country where slaves had represented the main labor force for almost four hundred years? Why did self-described liberal elites twice lead the country toward authoritarian regimes? In exploring these and other puzzles, she uncovers the realities behind many of the persistent myths surrounding the Brazilian empire.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chronology xi

Note on the Revised Edition xiii

Preface xv

Introduction xix

1 Independence: The Building of a Nation 1

2 Jos&eacute; Bonif&aacute;cio de Andrada e Silva: A Brazilian Founding Father 24

3 Liberalism: Theory and Practice 53

4 Land Policies: The Land Law, 1850, and the Homestead Act, 1862 78

5 Sharecroppers and Plantation Owners: An Experiment with Free Labor 94

6 Masters and Slaves: From Slave Labor to Free Labor 125

7 Town and Country 172

8 The Fall of the Monarchy 202

9 The Myth of Racial Democracy: A Legacy of the Empire 234

10 Patriarchalism and the Myth of the Helpless Woman in the Nineteenth Century 247

Epilogue

Notes

Index

Illustrations

Map of the Brazilian Empire xxviii

1. Prince Pedro acclaimed emperor of Brazil 20

2. Pedro proclaims Brazilian independence 21

3. Quinta da Boa Vista architectural changes 49

4. Fazenda do Secret&aacute;rio in Vassouras 54

5. The immigrant's dream 114

6. Traveling in an oxcart 116

7. Grinding coffee 117

8. Immigrants entering S&atilde;o Paulo between 1855 and 1888 123

9. Slaves departing to the fields 130

10. Master's house and slave's quarters (senzalas) 133

11. A master punishing his slave with the palmat&oacute;ria 139

12. Punishment in the public square 141

13. Capit&atilde;o do Mato 142

14. Population growth in Brazil from 1823 to 1887 146

15. Slave and free population by region in 1823, 1872, and 1887 147

16. Chinese immigrants: a caricature 150

17. View of Rio de Janeiro 182

18. The white woman at home 187

19. Supper time at the master's house 188

20. Black woman selling goods 189

21. Brazilian farmers run after the Republic 206

22. The Vatican threatens Brazil 210

23. The clergy's control of education 213

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848401
Author:
Costa, Emilia Viotti Da
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Viotti da Costa, Emilia
Author:
Viotti da Costa,
Author:
Emilia
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Elite
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil Economic conditions 19th century.
Subject:
Brazil Politics and government 1889-1930.
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
Brazil; national project; liberalism; slavery; labd policies; labor policies; race; gender; patronage; clientele; slaves; free blacks; sharecroppers; urban workers; artisans; immigration; urbanization; power bloc; fall of the monarchy; patriarchalism; imp
Subject:
national project
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
labd policies
Subject:
labor policies
Subject:
Race
Subject:
Gender.
Subject:
patronage
Subject:
Clientáele
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Free blacks
Subject:
Sharecroppers.
Subject:
urban workers
Subject:
Artisans
Subject:
Immigration
Subject:
Urbanization
Subject:
power bloc
Subject:
fall of the monarchy
Subject:
patriarchalism
Subject:
imperial elites
Subject:
Jose Bonifacio de Andrade e Silva
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
99-326
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is one of the best introductions to Brazil in English that one could want.

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies Perhaps the most thoughtful analysis of nineteenth-century Brazil.

Latin American Research Review A thoughtful interpretive history that helps us to understand both the Brazilian empire and the republic that replaced it.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History [These essays] reveal a critical mind searching for the links between ruling classes and those ruled, between elites and masses.

American Historical Review All facets of the 'empire'—politics, economics, culture and society—are skillfully interwoven and excellently researched.

Times of the Americas

"Synopsis" by , This classic work is must reading for anyone who would understand Brazil and Latin America, past and present. First published in 1985 and now expanded to include a new chapter on women in Brazilian history, the book explores the social, political, economic, and intellectual currents that shaped nineteenth-century Brazil and whose reverberations continue to be felt throughout contemporary Brazilian society.

Placing her findings in a rich comparative context with regard to U.S. history, Emilia Viotti da Costa concentrates on crucial moments in Brazilian history to shed light on a number of vexing questions: Why in a nation so rich in material resources is there so much poverty? How was slavery abolished without bloodshed in a country where slaves had represented the main labor force for almost four hundred years? Why did self-described liberal elites twice lead the country toward authoritarian regimes? In exploring these and other puzzles, she uncovers the realities behind many of the persistent myths surrounding the Brazilian empire.

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