By Regis St. Louis, Gary Chandler, Gregor Clark, Aimee Dowl, Bridget Gleeson, Robert Landon, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith
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Orfeu Negro (1959)Pagador de Promessas (1962)Bye Bye Brasil (1980)Pixote (1981)The Mission (1986)Central do Brasil (1998)Madame Satã (2002)Bus 174 (2002)Cidade de Deus (2002)House of Sand (2006)Travelers’ Tales Brazil, edited by Scott Doggett and Annette Haddad, is a fine anthology of tales of travel and life in Brazil. The excellent 2nd edition (published 2004) includes contributions from writers such as Diane Ackerman, Joe Kane, Petru Popescu and Alma Guillermoprieto. How to Be a Carioca by Priscilla Ann Goslin is highly recommended for anyone planning to spend time in Rio de Janeiro.
Africans were seen as better workers and less susceptible to the European diseases that had proved the undoing of so many Indians. In short, they were a better investment. Yet the Portuguese didn’t go out of their way to protect this investment. Slaves were brought to Brazil in subhuman conditions: taken from their families and packed into squalid ships for the month-long journey to Brazil. Three worthwhile recent 300-page tellings of the whole Brazilian story in English are Joseph Smith’s A History of Brazil (2002; the most recent), Thomas E Skidmore’s Brazil: Five Centuries of Change and Boris Fausto’s A Concise History of Brazil (both 1999).
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Brazil by Regis St. Louis, Gary Chandler, Gregor Clark, Aimee Dowl, Bridget Gleeson, Robert Landon, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith