Contemporary Brazilian History
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Teacher in charge
Paulo Jorge Fernandes
a) Acquire a critical vision of Brazilian history during the period between 1822 and 1930.
b) Acquire skills to analyze the history of Brazil at the political, religious, social, economic and intellectual level.
c) Be able to question the chronological periods and the main themes of Brazilian history since independence until the end of the First Republic.
d) Incorporate, in a comparative perspective, the history of Brazil in world historical development, and particularly in Latin America.
e) Know the different historiographical perspectives on the history of Brazil during the periods and themes in which is divided.
f) Know the main works and the historians who wrote about this period.
g) Ability to explain orally and in writing learning outcomes.
Introduction (1807-1822): the impact of the Portuguese Court transfer to Brazil and the construction process of Independence.
1. The First Reign (1822-1831):
2. The Second Kingdom (1831-1889):
3. The First Republic (1889-1930).
CARVALHO, José Murilo de e NEVES, Lúcia Maria Bastos Pereira das, Repensando o Brasil do Oitocentos. Cidadania, Política e Liberdade, Rio de Janeiro, Civilização Brasileira, 2009.
CARVALHO, José Murilo de, A construção da ordem. A elite política imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Editora Campus, 1980.
FERREIRA, Jorge e DELGADO, Lucília de Almeida Neves (dir.), O Brasil Republicano. O tempo do liberalismo excludente da Proclamação da República à Revolução de 1930, Rio de Janeiro, Civilização Brasileira, 2010.
GRINBERG, Keila e SALLES, Ricardo, O Brasil Imperial, 3 vols., Rio de Janeiro, Civilização Brasileira, 2009.
RIBEIRO, Gladys Sabina (org.), Brasileiros e cidadãos. Modernidade política, 1822-1930, São Paulo, Alameda Casa Editorial, 2008.
Theoretical exposure of the subject by the teacher according to the program, combined with practical sessions dedicated to oral presentations by students and discussions between teachers and students. Each student must make a written individual paper based on a theme previously announced by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. The student also must prepare an oral presentation regarding a selected text from the list provided with the planning of lessons. This presentation is a 25 minute exposure. The student should focus on the issues addressed and on the main conclusions from the text. Each student should be prepared to participate in a debate of 25 minutes on the text in question with colleagues and with the teacher. Students receive tutorial guidance.
Each student will be assessed on individual written work (30% of final grade), their presentation / intervention in practical classes (30% of final grade) and a mandatory written test (40% of final grade). The student who at the beginning of the semester make proof at the academic services of their condition as workers will be excused from oral presentation. In this case, the student must deliver a second individual paper, based on literature and sources on a topic to be agreed with the teacher.