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Vassouras A Brazilian Coffee County, 1850-1900 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0691022364
ISBN-13: 9780691022369
Sku: 30128420
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.25H x 9.5L x 1T
Pages:  360
 

This book is a now classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee in the Parahyba Valley of South Central Brazil. Local society, the free-planters, professionals, tradesmen, and lower class citizens-and the slaves, are viewed through the routine of plantation life. The author shows how abolition, erosion, and bankruptcy transformed virgin forest into a wasteland of eroded hillsides and abandoned towns, of disillusioned planters and poverty-stricken black freedmen.

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This book is a now classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee in the Parahyba Valley of South Central Brazil. Local society, the free-planters, professionals, tradesmen, and lower class citizens-and the slaves, are viewed through the routine of plantation life. The author shows how abolition, erosion, and bankruptcy transformed virgin forest into a wasteland of eroded hillsides and abandoned towns, of disillusioned planters and poverty-stricken black freedmen.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0360
Product attributePublisher:   Princeton University Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   69
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