Brazil: From Colony to Democracy explores the choices faced by Brazilians as the country transitioned to democracy in the mid-1980s and introduces students to some of the historical forces that informed debates at this critical point in Brazil's history.
Online Resources from the Choices Program
Bring university scholars into your classrooms with video featuring top scholars answering specific question in his or her field of expertise.
Supplemental Online Activity - Looking at Brazil
This activity is an optional lesson plan from the published unit, Brazil: From Colony to Democracy.
Latin America Bureau
Resources on themes and specific Latin American countries. See especially Jan Rocha’s articles about Brazil.
PBS Wide Angle: Brazil in Black and White
A documentary film exploring the role of race in contemporary Brazil.
Library of Congress
Exhaustive online book from Library of Congress.
Bellos, Alex. Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life (London: Bloomsbury, 2002). 407 pages.
Mattoso de Queriós, Kátia. To be a Slave in Brazil 1550-1888. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1986). 250 pages.
Skidmore, Thomas E. Black into White: Race and Nationality in Brazilian Thought. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1993). 305 pages.
Skidmore, Thomas E. Brazil: Five Centuries of Change. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). 254 pages.
St. Clair, David (trans.). Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus (New York: Dutton, 1962). 190 pages.