Faculty Book: Mauricio Font
Coffee and Transformation in São Paulo, Brazil
(Lexington Books, 2010)
Coffee landlords opened the Brazilian frontier to the west of the city of São Paulo in the first part of the twentieth century, and created the world's largest coffee producer for international markets. But settlers from Italy, Japan, Spain, and other places made a major contribution to the last phase of frontier expansion in western São Paulo state. By the 1920s, the original landlords faced a new and growing group focused on industrialization. This volume pays close attention to the political and economic implications of São Paulo's great transformation and segmentation of the coffee industry, including the industry's links to internal conflict and the Brazilian Revolution of 1930. Mauricio Font (Prof., Queens) is on the doctoral faculty in sociology.
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Submitted on: JUL 16, 2010