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The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) Paperback – Illustrated, June 24, 1999
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- Lexile Measure : 1340L
- Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
- Paperback : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0822322900
- Product Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches
- ISBN-13 : 978-0822322900
- Publisher : Duke University Press; Illustrated Edition (June 24, 1999)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #875,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is not a travel guide, not a take-with (it's heavy, 500+ pages), so it's best read at home to prepare for the lively experience of meeting Brazilians and appreciating their culture(s) and history. Some knowledge of the colonial influence in the country's formation goes a long way to help travelers understand current conditions. Slavery was abolished in 1888, and the state of Minas Gerais formulated laws that regulated beggars in 1900. Coincidence?
Travelers to the beaches may not need to delve into the culture, but those who want a fuller experience of Brazil will enjoy this book.