1: Colonial Brazil
2: The Empire
3: The First Republic, 1889-1930
4: Era of Getulio Vargas, 1930-1964
5: From Military to Civilian Rule, 1964-2000
Joseph Smith teaches in the Department of History, University of Exeter. He has published several books on diplomatic history and Latin America.
" Joseph Smith's "A History of Brazil" is a marvellous study that is destined to become the standard textbook in the field. It is extremely well-organized, balanced, very readable and provides an outstandingly informative synthesis of the key developments and events in Brazilian history'. W.Michel Weis, Illinois Wesleyan University, "History" "This timely history provides...a valuable contribution to our understanding of Brazil and its people" "THES"