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Dutch-Brazilian Economy
Maurits van Nassau, governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil, landed at Recife in January 1637. By a series of military...
Expelling Immigrants from Brazil
According to the Law 'Adolpho Gordo' issued on 7 January 1907, all foreigners living in Brazil involved in crimes like homicide,...
Free Babies and Seniors
While parental emotions and well-being of the elderly slaves seemed of no interest to plantation holders, costs of maintenance...
Labour under Fascism
On 10 November 1937, Brazils reigning president Getúlio Vargas seized emergency powers and promulgated a new constitution. The '...
Enslaved and Free Enslaved in Brazil
On 13 May 1888, Brazil was the last Latin American country to abolish slavery. About 15 percent of the population were slaves....
Lecture: The Politics of Ambiguity in Brazilian Slave Emancipation
Sidney Chalhoub is professor of history at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and one of the best specialists in Slavery,...
Important Day for Lula
Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, like many other boys from poor Brazilian families, started his career as a bootblack. On his 57th...
Peoples' Front in Brazil
In view of the presidential elections in Brazil in 1989 (the first direct elections since 1960), the Partido Comunista do Brasil...
Microfilms Partido dos Trabalhadores
Recently, the IISH acquired the microfilm collection of the Partido dos Trabalhadores, which is President Luiz Inácio Lula da...
Asbestos in Brazil
Asbestos reveals the effects of globalization from an unusual perspective. The health hazards associated with the use of asbestos...
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