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The Rio de Janeiro Reader: History, Culture, Politics
edited by Daryle Williams, Amy Chazkel and Paulo Knauss de Mendonça
Duke University Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-8223-7506-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8223-5974-6 | Paper: 978-0-8223-6006-3
Library of Congress Classification F2646.3.R568 2016

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
 

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