BORIS FAUSTO A CONCISE HISTORY OF BRAZIL PDF

This book emphasizes topics that have deeply influenced the PDF historical formation of Brazil and affected its existence to the present day, such as Indian cultures and their destruction, slavery, and massive immigration during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. Emphasizes political and economic history. Treats colonial and 19th-century history seriously as political history- one-third of book covers Unlike other recent one-volume histories, such as those by Skidmore see item bi and Levine see item bi , work PDF does not cover contemporary events , and the evaluation of the transition from dictatorship to electoral politics is reticent. Often narrates events by synthesizing differing interpretations in historiography of key issues: nature of Portuguese imperial state, reasons for 19th-century Brazilian territorial unity, relation between slavery and peasantry.

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Shelves: challenge In writing about history, many historians like this author , make Faustian bargains. On the one hand, such writers want credibility for being sound historians, even when they write about areas that other people do not know very well, but at the same time they want to express their own ideological perspectives, and in many cases this acts against sound historical understanding.

And that is the case in this book, it must be admitted. Fortunately, the author is an honest enough historian that there is worthwhile information even if his bias makes it a less worthwhile book than it would otherwise have been.

This book is between and pages and is divided into six large chapters. The first chapter of the book looks at Colonial Brazil neatly skipping over Brazilian prehistory , starting with the arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil and continuing through colonization and colonial economics all the way up to rebel movements and the beginning of national consciousness 1.

The third chapter of the book discusses the period of the first republic from to , when Vargas took over after a particularly fraught period of compromise and shifting coalitions of government 3. After that the book discusses the military government and the transition to democracy that followed between and that demonstrated the increasing polarization of Brazilian politics between sensible conservatives and radical leftists in an atmosphere where the Cold War was demonstrating such divides worldwide.

When looking at this book, I have to say that there is a lot of disappointment here. There are a lot of ways that this book could have been considerably better, but at least there is still a great deal that this book provides, and one of those strengths is a narrative approach.

Fortunately, the author rejects the siren call of leftist history enough to provide a solid enough narrative of Brazilian history even if it shows a bit of chronological snobbery by focusing on the politics of the 20th century rather than the colonial period, which would have likely been more interesting and less political in nature. However, I did notice certain limitations concerning not just this book, but also A Concise History of Switzerland, and I fear that this holds true for the rest of the Cambridge series.

There is a lot of emphasis on politics and economy, which is par for the course for any good history book, but there is a notable lack of writing in other areas. Wars tend to be only lightly skimmed, arts and culture are practically non-existent too. There is also a lack of mention of artistic and social movements in the country, the later of which is lightly touched upon.

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