Brazil's living museum : race, reform, and tradition in Bahia /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Romo, Anadelia A., author.
Imprint:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 221 pages) : illustrations, map
Subject:Blacks -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- Government relations.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- History.
Politics and culture -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- History.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Blacks -- Government relations.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Civilization -- African influences.
Politics and culture.
Race relations.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- History.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Race relations.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Civilization -- African influences.
Brazil -- Bahia (State)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) and index.
Restrictions unspecified
Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Print version record.
Summary:Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia has built its economy around attracting international tourists to what is billed as the locus of Afro-Brazilian culture and the epicenter of Brazilian racial harmony. Chronicling the period from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the start of Brazil's military regime in 1964, Romo uncovers how the state's nonwhite majority moved from being a source of embarrassment to being a critical component of Bahia's identity.
Other form:Print version: Romo, Anadelia A. Brazil's living museum. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010 9780807833827
Standard no.:9780807833827
Review by Choice Review

Regional history has been, for a number of years, a popular approach to the study of Brazil. Historian Romo (Texas State Univ.-San Marcos) takes up the banner of regional studies while injecting new life into the genre. The northeastern state of Bahia serves as the "living museum" through which Romo explores racial thought. Bahia's importance to Brazil is well documented, as it was the colony's first capital. It later served as a destination to over 4 million African slaves--a number representing almost 20 percent of the African slaves exported to Brazil. Due to its colonial importance and racial makeup, Bahia developed a dual identity as both an epicenter of national identity and a symbol of the nation's backwardness. Romo traces this duality from the abolition of slavery in 1888 to the installation of the military regime in 1964. She focuses on subject areas including the arts, education, and medical science, and defines each one's influence on the concept of race. Romo's prose is clear and concise. The book contains extensive notes and a thorough bibliography. Historians as well as other social scientists, such as anthropologists, will find this work useful and rewarding. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. M. D. Davis University of North Alabama

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review