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Contested Frontiers in Amazonia (Biology and Resource Management Series)
An interdisciplinary analysis of the process of frontier change in one region of the Brazilian Amazon, the southern portion of the state of Para. The authors show how deforestation, settlement patterns, and the intensity of rural violence were outcomes of the competition for resources among social groups such as ranchers, peasants, loggers, Indians, goldminers, rubber farm ...more
Hardcover, 387 pages
Published June 24th 1992 by Columbia University Press
(first published April 15th 1992)
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Interesting in-depth account of the development of a city in the south of Pará. The book is accessible to people without any background in history, it gives a good panorama of Brazilian politics of the time as well as governmental policies in the North in general. I would be very interested in a similar account of how these areas developed in more recent years.