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Brazil : A Biography
by Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling


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A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas.  Read more...


 
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    Published: 2019-08-01
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Overview

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the present

For many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown.

In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from European colonization to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling's Brazil offers a rich, dramatic history of this complex country. The authors not only reconstruct the epic story of the nation but follow the shifting byways of food, art, and popular culture; the plights of minorities; and the ups and downs of economic cycles. Drawing on a range of original scholarship in history, anthropology, political science, and economics, Schwarcz and Starling reveal a long process of unfinished social, political, and economic progress and struggle, a story in which the troubled legacy of the mixing of races and postcolonial political dysfunction persist to this day.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374280499
  • ISBN-10: 0374280495
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: August 2018
  • Page Count: 800
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.42 pounds


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