James N. Green is Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History and Director of the Brazil Initiative at Brown University.
Victoria Langland is Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.
Lilia Moritz Schwarcz is Professor of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and Curator at the Art Museum of São Paulo (MASP).
I. Conquest and Colonial Rule, 1500-1579 1
II. Sugar and Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1580-1694 49
III. Gold and the New Colonial Order, 1695-1807 91
IV. The Portuguese Royal Family in Rio de Janeiro, 1801-1821 131
V. From Independence to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1822-1850 163
VI. Coffee, the Empire, and Abolition, 1851-1888 205
VII. Republican Brazil and the Onset of Modernization, 1889-1929 261
VIII. Getúlio Vargas, the Estado Novo, and World War II, 1930-1945 321
IX. Democratic Governance and Developmentalism, 1946-1964 363
X. The Generals in Power and the Fight for Democracy, 1964-1985 427
XI. Redemocratization and the New Global Economy, 1895-Present 497
Suggestions for Further Reading 547
Brazil in the Movies 557
Acknowledgments of Copyrights and Sources 567