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Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century
by André João Antonil
translated by Timothy Coates
preface by Stuart B. Schwartz
Tagus Press, 2012
Paper: 978-1-933227-44-3 | eISBN: 978-1-933227-51-1
Library of Congress Classification HC187.A613 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 330.981032

First published in 1711, Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century describes the four major economic activities of the Brazilian colony. Half the book is devoted to the sugar industry and the social world of those who grew the sugarcane. Other sections give a detailed view of the tobacco industry. Further, this work describes where and how gold was extracted, the new and old routes connecting Minas Gerais with the coast, and the rough-and-tumble world of the miners. Antonil concludes with discussion of the economic importance of cattle, and information on Brazilian exports and taxes. No other work provides this level of eyewitness detail.

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