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  • A Note on Translations, Spelling, and Monetary Units  xi

    Place-Names and Way-Finding  xiii

    Acknowledgments  xvii

    Introduction: The Marvelous City  1

    I. Colonial Rio  9

    The Early Colonial Period, 1502–1720s

    The Viceregal Period, 1763–1808

    The Transfer of the Portuguese Court (1808–1820s)

    II. Imperial Rio  73

    The Independence Era, 1820s–1830s

    A Neutral Municipality, 1834–1889

    III. Republican Rio  139

    The Federal District, 1889–1930

    The Federal District, 1930–1960

    IV. Recent Rio  235

    The City and State of Guanabara, 1960–1975

    After the Fusion, 1975–1980s

    Contemporary Rio, 1990s–2015

    Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing  367

    Acknowledgments of Copyrights and Sources  375

    Index  383
  • "A great city deserves a great reader, and this one rises to the occasion. From the colonial outpost to the modern megalopolis, from emperors to the humblest of residents, this reader offers snapshots of Rio from every angle. Chico Buarque described Cariocas as 'completely crazy citizens, with truckloads of reason.' This book captures the craziness and the reason."  — Bryan McCann, author of, Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

    "Prepared by three leading Rio de Janeiro scholars, The Rio de Janeiro Reader offers a sweeping and in-depth exploration of the city. Lively and interesting, it provides a gateway into understanding the social, economic, political, and cultural diversity of the city over the last 500 years."  — James N. Green, author of, We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States

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    Spanning a period of over 450 years, The Rio de Janeiro Reader traces the history, culture, and politics of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through the voices, images, and experiences of those who have made the city's history. It outlines Rio's transformation from a hardscrabble colonial outpost and strategic port into an economic, cultural, and entertainment capital of the modern world. The volume contains a wealth of primary sources, many of which appear here in English for the first time. A mix of government documents, lyrics, journalism, speeches, ephemera, poems, maps, engravings, photographs, and other sources capture everything from the fantastical impressions of the first European arrivals to the complaints about roving capoeira gangs, and from sobering eyewitness accounts of slavery's brutality to the glitz of Copacabana. The definitive English-language resource on the city, The Rio de Janeiro Reader presents the "Marvelous City" in all its complexity, importance, and intrigue.
     

    About The Author(s)

    Daryle Williams is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and the author of Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930–1945, also published by Duke University Press.

    Amy Chazkel is Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and the author of Laws of Chance: Brazil's Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life, also published by Duke University Press.

    Paulo Knauss is Professor of History at Universidade Federal Fluminense (Niterói, Brazil) and the author of Rio de Janeiro da pacificação: Franceses e portugueses na disputa colonial.
     
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