Brazilian History as Never Before Available

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library charts the development of Latin America's most influential power with unique primary source materials of value to researchers and educators in Latin American history and Latin American literature. As a wide-ranging resource for Brazilian history and Portuguese history, this archive covers a diverse range of topics including colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

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