Brazilian Business History, c. 1850-1945: recent trends in the literature

Authors

  • Colin M. Lewis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v0i4.18218

Abstract

The bibliography on Brazilian business history is, arguably, much richer than for other Latin American countries. Although of relatively recent origin, it is growing rapidly and contains a number of works of very high quality. This article begins by schooling the principal currents in the economic historiography that have influenced research on the business history of Brazil. The main directions in that literature are then analyzed, stressing sectoral surveys about agriculture, manufacturing (mainly cotton textiles) and transport. Issues such as entrepreneurial formation, labour and relations between business and government are also examined.

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