Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Order and Progress: Brazil from Monarchy to Republic

Freyre, Gilberto, Order and Progress: Brazil from Monarchy to Republic, (Edited and translated from the Portuguese by Rod W. Horton), New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.

Available partially online.

From the inner sleeve:
This volume continues the great study of Brazilian civilization by Gilberto Freyre, Latin America’s most distinguished social historian, which began with The Masters and the Slaves and was followed by The Mansions and the Shanties. Whereas in the earlier books Freyre described the rural patriarchy of Brazil during its flourishing years as a colony, the slow breakdown of that society, and the rise of an urban culture, in Order and Progress he chronicles his country’s transition from monarchy to Republic – a transition characterized by the introduction of a new form of government but not a new social order.

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