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.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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