HIST 564 George Reid Andrews, Blacks and Whites in Sao Paulo, Brazil 1888-1988

1. What does Andrews mean when he talks about Van den Berge’s distinction between “paternalist” and “competitive” race relations and how does this distinction apply to Andrew’s analysis?

2. How do the concerns of Brazil’s late 19th and early 20th century elite resonate with Holt’s conception of “the problem of freedom?”

3. How does the process of abolition in Brazil compare to that of other regions we’ve examined (US, Cuba, Jamaica)?

4. How did Brazil’s ideological and policy approaches to issues of race-- racial democracy, whitening, ideologia da vadiagem-- affect the politics and culture of race relations in early 20th century Brazil?