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Frontier Goiás, 1822–1889

David McCreery


This book examines the development of the state, the nation, and the economy on the far western frontier of Brazil during the period of the Brazilian Empire. The author argues that the province of Goiás, although physically in the center of Brazil, was effectively the far edge of the Empire, thanks to poverty and poor communications. It thus provides a test case of the limits and effectiveness of nation-building and state-building, and of economic integration into national and international economies during these years. The inhabitants of Goiás successfully struggled to develop an interprovinc ... More

Keywords: Brazil, Brazilian Empire, Goiás, poverty, poor communications, nation-building, state-building, economic integration, smuggling, tax evasion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804751797
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804751797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David McCreery, author

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