publication . Book . Article . 2018

In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region

Seth Garfield;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2018
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
Abstract
Chronicling the dramatic history of the Brazilian Amazon during the Second World War, Seth Garfield provides fresh perspectives on contemporary environmental debates. His multifaceted analysis explains how the Amazon became the object of geopolitical rivalries, state planning, media coverage, popular fascination, and social conflict. In need of rubber, a vital war material, the United States spent millions of dollars to revive the Amazon's rubber trade. In the name of development and national security, Brazilian officials implemented public programs to engineer the hinterland's transformation. Migrants from Brazil's drought-stricken Northeast flocked to the Amaz...
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ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS
free text keywords: History, 1KL, Amazon rainforest, Sociology, Public administration, Economy, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Anthropology, Political economy, ., General Works, A
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publication . Book . Article . 2018

In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region

Seth Garfield;