The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1897-1997
By (author) Marshall C. Eakin
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Tropical Capitalism by Marshall C. Eakin
Book DescriptionTropical Capitalism traces the rise of Brazil's second largest industrial center, a planned city created in the 1890s as the capital of Minas Gerais, the nation's second most populous state. Marshall Eakin offers the industrialization of Belo Horizonte as an example of an extreme form of the pattern of Brazilian industrialization - a variation of capitalism characterized by state intervention, clientelism, family networks, and the lack of tehcnological innovation. At the core of the analysis are the webs of power formed by politicians, technocrats, and entrepreneurs who drove forward the process of industrialization. The first comprehensive analysis of Belo Horizonte, this book explores industrialization in Latin America, and looks beneath the larger, national economy to dissect a city and region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312223069
(203mm x 127mm x 27mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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History of Latin America, Hardback (August 2007)View all books by Marshall C. Eakin
From the Americas before Columbus through the economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century, this book offers readers a political, economic and cultural history of Latin America. It also examines the changing meaning and nature of Latin American identity, as seen through art, and culture.
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Author Biography - Marshall C. Eakin
MARSHALL C. EAKIN is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.
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