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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 rovingcapoeira 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.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Travel, History
Series Title: The Latin America Readers
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Street Date: January 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-0467