An economic and demographic history of São Paulo, 1850-1950 /

"Sao Paulo, by far the most populated state in Brazil, has an economy to rival that of Colombia or Venezuela. Its capital city is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the world. How did Sao Paulo, once a frontier province of little importance, become one of the most vital agricultural and in...

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Authors / Creators: Luna, Francisco Vidal (Author), Klein, Herbert S. (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Klein, Herbert S., author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
Series:Social science history.
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Summary:"Sao Paulo, by far the most populated state in Brazil, has an economy to rival that of Colombia or Venezuela. Its capital city is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the world. How did Sao Paulo, once a frontier province of little importance, become one of the most vital agricultural and industrial regions of the world? This volume explores the transformation of Sao Paulo through an economic lens. Francisco Vidal Luna and Herbert S. Klein provide a synthetic overview of the growth of Sao Paulo from 1850 to 1950, analyzing statistical data on demographics, agriculture, finance, trade, and infrastructure. Quantitative analysis of primary sources, including almanacs, censuses, newspapers, state and ministerial-level government documents, and annual government reports offers granular insight into state building, federalism, the coffee economy, early industrialization, urbanization, and demographic shifts. Luna and Klein compare Sao Paulo's transformation to other regions from the same period, making this an essential reference for understanding the impact of early periods of economic growth."--Provided by publisher
This comprehensive history of the population and economy of the state of São Paulo in its century of rapid growth examines how the state transformed from a frontier province of little importance to one of the most important agricultural and industrial regions of the world.
Item Description:Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed June 26, 2018).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxv, 448 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-438) and index.
ISBN:1503604128
9781503604124
Author Notes:Francisco Vidal Luna is Professor of Economics at Universidade de São Paulo. Herbert S. Klein is the Gouveneur Morris Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and Research Fellow and Curator at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. They are co-authors of Slavery and the Economy of São Paolo, 1750-1850 (Stanford, 2003).