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Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaba, 15801822
Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaba, 15801822 by Alida C. Metcalf 0292706529 9780292706521
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Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil: Santana de Parnaba, 15801822 by Alida C. Metcalf

This is an exciting book, indeed a pathbreaking book, for it opens new vistas in the history of colonial Latin America....Metcalf skillfully uses the history of one frontier region to illuminate the history of southern Brazil....She masterfully links her region to the general growth and development of the Portuguese colony thereby demonstrating the strengths which local history, case study, demography, and quantitative techniques can make. This is an outstanding contribution to frontier history, family history, and the social history of rural zones. -- Americas Metcalfs excellent, carefully researched case study of rural life in colonial Portuguese Latin America analyzes the process of family adaptation to a changing agricultural frontier in what is now the prosperous state of Sao Paulo....The book should interest not only students of Brazilian history but all those concerned with such themes as slavery in the Western hemisphere, the role of women, men, and children in a changing frontier society, and the fate of indigenous populations. -- Choice . . . meticulously researched, pioneering work...The importance of Professor Metcalfs description and analysis of family and society transcends Santana de Parnai ba in the colonial era, adding more tessera to the mosaic of the economies and societies of Portuguese America and providing an excellent historical framework for an understanding of modern Brazil. -- Ethnohistory This work by Alida Metcalf helps fill an important void in our understanding of the history of the Brazilian family.... Coupled with the many important insights it provides, Family and Frontier is a significant contribution to theliterature, not solely of family history, but to social history in general. -- Colonial Latin American Historical Review Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil was originally published by the University of California Press in 1992. Alida Metcalf has written a new preface for this first paperback edition.

Author: Alida C. Metcalf

Language: English

Edition: 1st University of Texas Press Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Publication Date: 2005-03-01

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ISBN: 0292706529

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