Early Brazil

By Stuart B. Schwartz

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Early Brazil presents a collection of original sources, many published for the first time in English and some never before published in any language, that illustrates the process of conquest, colonization, and settlement in Brazil. The volume emphasizes the actions and interactions of the indigenous peoples, Portuguese, and Africans in the formation of the first extensive plantation colony based on slavery in the Americas, and it also includes documents that reveal the political, social, religious, and economic life of the colony. Original documents on early Brazilian history are difficult to find in English, and this collection will serve the interests of undergraduate students, as well as graduate students, who seek to make comparisons or to understand the history of Portuguese expansion.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> Latin American History

Early Brazil
A Documentary Collection to 1700
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/10/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511861354
ISBN 13: 9780511861352
Print ISBN: 9780521198332

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