Slavery In Brazil

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This book focuses mainly on the political and military history of Brazil. Chapter one, titled The Imperial Experience, discusses the First Empire and the earliest history of independent Brazil. On September 7, 1822 Brazil gained independence from the Portuguese. Following this, Brazil entered its First Empire ruled by Crown Prince Pedro until 1831. After leaving Brazil in shambles, Pedro resigned, leaving his son, Pedro II, in charge. The second chapter, Ascendant Republic, acknowledges the military, revolts, and slavery. Slavery in Brazil began to deteriorate in the late 1800s when slaves began to leave plantations with the help of many abolitionists. Chapter three, Republican Complexity, focuses on politics and society in the late 1800s and …show more content…
Chapter five, Under Army Command, focuses on how the military impacted political, economic, and social decisions and the Dirty War. The military’s planning strategies caused an economic boom in the late 1900s that caused the poverty level to decrease from 54% to 25%. The Dirty War was a time of violence between guerrilla groups and Brazil’s military over the regime. The sixth chapter, titled Resurrection, discusses politics and society. The night before the next president, Tancredo Neves, was supposed to have his inauguration he died unexpectedly. This caused the vice president, José Sarney, to take office.The citizens of Brazil proceeded to go into shock. Throughout the 1900s technology continued to advance in Brazil which impacted society in many ways. “When foreigners are asked what they associate Brazil with, they respond without hesitationー soccer and Carnival”.Soccer is a major part of Brazilian culture, it was first introduced in 1894 and has continued to expand. Carnival is an annual festival before Lent that is unique to each different country celebrating

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