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Renowned Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre, whose home state was Pernambuco, observed, Monoculture, slavery, and latifundia--but principally monoculture--they opened here, in the life, the landscape, and the character of our people, the deepest wounds. Inspired by Freyre's insight, Rogers tells the story of Pernambuco's wounds, describing the connections among changing agricultural technologies, landscapes and human perceptions of them, labor practices, and agricultural and economic policy. This web of interrelated factors, Rogers argues, both shaped economic progress and left extensive environmental and human damage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents & List of Illustrations
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: The Wounds of a People and a Landscape: Labor and Agro-Environmental History
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. PART I: THE LANDSCAPE OF THE ZONA DA MATA TO THE 1930S
  1. 1 An Eternal Verdure: The Longue Durée of the Zona da Mata
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. 2 A Laboring Landscape: The Environmental Discourse of the Northeast's Sugar Elite, from Nabuco to Freyre
  2. pp. 45-69
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  1. 3 A Landscape of Captivity: Power and the Definition of Work and Space
  2. pp. 71-96
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  1. PART II: OPENING UP THE ZONA DA MATA, 1930–1963
  1. 4 Modernizing the Sugar Industry: Cane Expansion and the Path toward Rationalization
  2. pp. 99-124
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  1. 5 The Zona da Mata Aflame: Political Upheaval, Strikes, and Fire
  2. pp. 125-154
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  1. PART III: THE DICTATORSHIP COMMANDS THE ZONA DA MATA, 1964–1979
  1. 6 The Only Game in Town: Workers, Planters, and the Dictatorship
  2. pp. 157-178
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  1. 7 An Agricultural Boom and Its Unexpected Consequences
  2. pp. 179-201
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  1. Conclusion: Power, Labor, and the Agro-Environment of Pernambuco's Sugarcane Fields
  2. pp. 203-217
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 219-267
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-295
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-302
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469603902
Related ISBN
9780807834336
MARC Record
OCLC
676697426
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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