publication . Article . Book . 2018

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

M. Santiago;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2018 Journal: Hispanic American Historical Review, volume 94, pages 720-722 (issn: 0018-2168, eissn: 1527-1900, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
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...
ACM Computing Classification System: GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS
free text keywords: History, 1KL, Amazon rainforest, Political economy, Sociology, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Anthropology, Economy, Public administration, ., General Works, A
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