Racial Revolutions: Antiracism and Indian Resurgence in Brazil. JONATHAN W. WARREN: Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.

Cathy Marie Ouellette

Abstract


From 16th century bandeirantes to 20th century nuclear projects and the ecological catastrophe of Cubato, long-term movement into Brazil's interior increasingly threatened remote habitats and communities. A discernable dependence of rapidly growing metropolises on the diminishing Atlantic forest marked Brazil's entrance into the 20th century. Determined to extract more resources for profit, the federal government embarked upon a program of "civilizing" the Indians of the interior, created a new political capital, and purged natural resources. Scholars have recently documented abuses of authority, repression of rights and citizenship, and human abuses of land that accompanied the expansion inward. 

Keywords


Race, Revolution, Indian, Brazil,

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