Black Into White

Black Into White

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Published to wide acclaim in 1974, Thomas E. Skidmore's intellectual history of Brazilian racial ideology has become a classic in the field. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition has been updated to include a new preface and bibliography that surveys recent scholarship in the field. Black into White is a broad-ranging study of what the leading Brazilian intellectuals thought and propounded about race relations between 1870 and 1930. In an effort to reconcile social realities with the doctrines of scientific racism, the Brazilian ideal of qwhiteningqa€”the theory that the Brazilian population was becoming whiter as race mixing continueda€”was used to justify the recruiting of European immigrants and to falsely claim that Brazil had harmoniously combined a multiracial society of Europeans, Africans, and indigenous peoples.... (Rio Grande do Sul, 1893-95), military rebellion in the capital city (Naval Revolt of 1891 and 1893-94), a stock-market crash (1892), severe inflation, and the repeated suspension of civil libertiesa€”hardly the ideals urged by the liberal reformers of the late Empire. ... This monopoly was later relaxed when some high electoral offices went to politicians who had been prominent non-Republicans during theanbsp;...

Title:Black Into White
Author:Thomas E. Skidmore
Publisher:Duke University Press - 1993


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