[EPUB] ✸ Stringing Together a Nation: Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and the Construction of a Modern Brazil, 1906–1930 Par Todd A Diacon – Thomashillier.co.uk

Stringing Together a Nation: Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and the Construction of a Modern Brazil, 1906–1930 Focusing On One Of The Most Fascinating And Debated Figures In The History Of Modern Brazil, Stringing Together A Nation Is The First Full Length Study Of The Life And Career Of Cndido Mariano Da Silva Rondon 18651958 To Be Published In English In The Early Twentieth Century, Rondon, A Military Engineer, Led What Became Known As The Rondon Commission In A Massive Undertaking The Building Of Telegraph Lines And Roads Connecting Brazils Vast Interior With Its Coast Todd A Diacon Describes How, In Stringing Together A Nation With Telegraph Wire, Rondon Attempted To Create A Unified Community Of Brazilians From A Population Whose Loyalties And Identities Were Muchlocal And Regional In Scope He Reveals The Work Of The Rondon Commission As A Crucial Exemplar Of The Issues And Intricacies Involved In The Expansion Of Central State Authority In Brazil And In The Construction Of A Particular Kind Of Brazilian Nation.Using An Impressive Array Of Archival And Documentary Sources, Diacon Chronicles The Rondon Commissions Arduous Construction Of Telegraph Lines Acrossthan Eight Hundred Miles Of TheBasin Its Exploration, Surveying, And Mapping Of Vast Areas Of Northwest Brazil And Its Implementation Of Policies Governing Relations Between The Brazilian State And Indigenous Groups He Considers The Importance Of Positivist Philosophy To Rondons Thought, And He Highlights The Rondon Commissions Significant Public Relations Work On Behalf Of Nation Building Efforts He Reflects On The Discussionsboth Contemporaneous And Historiographicalthat Have Made Rondon Such A Fundamental And Controversial Figure In Brazilian Cultural History.


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