A Boundless Space: The Amazon and the Building of the Brazilian Empire
Businessmen, military, politicians, intellectuals and other members of Brazilian elites have perceived the Amazon region not only as a possible source of natural resources but also as a threat to the building of the state and the territorial existence of the nation. This perception originated in the mid-nineteenth century and still survives today, even beyond elite's circles. This papers deals with the reasons for this anxiety about the Amazon and the different forms that these fears adopted.
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- Institute of Latin American Studies
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- December 18, 2009