This guide is an updated and expanded version of that written by Michael Conniff and Fred Sturm for the first Brazil Curriculum Guides Series published by the Latin American and Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico in 1985. To summarize nearly five hundred years of Brazilian history and to identify relevant historiographical trends is a daunting task. This guide is meant to serve as a preliminary overview, and given length limitations, is by no means an exhaustive treatment of the subject. I give priority to works of history, but anthropology, sociology, and other disciplines are also represented where appropriate. For specialized topics, the reader may wish to consult the remaining guides of the Brazilian Curriculum Guide Specialized Bibliography, Series II, published by the Latin American and Iberian Institute (1997-2001). To keep repetition of material in the series at a minimum, I have a adopted a chronological structure, rather than a thematic approach. Each narrative section of this guide has a corresponding select annotated bibliography, divided into thematic subheadings, that includes published primary documents and major secondary works. Whenever possible, I have identified which texts might be especially useful for classroom use.
Produced pursuant to a grant from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, The University of New Mexico
The Brazilian Curriculum Guide Specialized Bibliography, Series II. Jon M. Tolman, General Editor
History of Brazil
Bieber, Judy. "History of Brazil." (2001). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_study_guides/1