Brazil under Dutra.
Perry, James A
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Although Brazil was settled by the Portuguese in the first years of the sixteenth century, Brazilians have long since lost much of their Ibero or Hispanic cast, largely as a result of cohabitation between the settlers and the aborigines during the early period of colonization and later as a result of intermingling with Negro slaves. The latter were brought into the country to work the sugar plantations and mills which formed the base of Brazil's economy until the close of the seventeenth century. Inefficient methods of production and West Indian competition ended this, the first of three major exploitive, monocultural cycles which have punctuated Brazil's economic development down to the present. Gold mining, which held sway as Brazil's main revenue producing activity during most of the eighteenth century was second; while coffee production, the third and still extent mainstay of the economy came to the fore in the early decades of the nineteenth century. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University