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Agricultural Transformations in Sugarcane and Labor in Brazil  

Thomas D. Rogers

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Sep 2015
The Portuguese took sugarcane from their Atlantic island holdings to Brazil in the first decades of the 16th century, using their model of extensive agriculture and coerced labor to turn ... More

Alberto Santos-Dumont and Brazilian Aviation  

Felipe Fernandes Cruz

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Mar 2020
Aviation has played a unique role in the history of Brazil, beginning with the life of Alberto Santos-Dumont. Most Brazilians consider him to be the true inventor of the airplane over the ... More

Brazil and the AIDS Crisis  

Richard Parker

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May 2020
The response to the AIDS crisis in Brazil has been the focus of significant attention around the world—both as a model of social mobilization that other countries might follow and as an ... More

Environmental Change and Mobilization in Brazil  

Regina Horta Duarte

Brazil’s environmental history is often told as a tale of irresponsible exploitation and societal indifference. However, a broader perspective must consider the country’s diverging ... More

Health, Malaria Campaigns, and Development in Brazil  

Gilberto Hochman

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Apr 2019
Since the early 20th century, Brazilian public health has focused on rural areas, the people living there, and the so-called endemic rural diseases that plague them. These ... More

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