Marshall C. Eakin

Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA).  A specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian history, he is the author of British Enterprise in Brazil (1989); Brazil: The Once and Future Country (1997); and Tropical Capitalism: The Industrialization of Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2001).  Eakin has also created two video courses with the Teaching Company: "Conquest of the Americas" and "The Americas in the Revolutionary Era."  He is a noted authority on the region, and has written many journal and magazine articles on Latin American history, culture, and politics as well as contributing to travel guides.  He lives in Nashville, TN.


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The History of Latin America
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Marshall C. Eakin
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages.  The first third of the book moves from the Americas before...


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Tropical Capitalism

Marshall C. Eakin
Palgrave Macmillan

Tropical Capitalism traces the rise of Brazil’s second largest industrial center, a planned city created in the 1890s as the capital of Minas Gerais, the...


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Brazil

Marshall C. Eakin
Palgrave Macmillan

The best one-volume introduction to the history, politics and culture of Brazil.


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