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Roderick J. Barman has been a member of the history department at the University of British Columbia since 1921. He is the author of Citizen Emperor: Pedro II and the Making of Brazil, 1825-1891 (1999), the winner of the 2001 Warren Dean Prize for the best book on Brazilian history.
Chapter 1 List of Maps and Figures
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Gender and Power in Brazil
Chapter 4 Daughter, 1846-64
Chapter 5 Bride, 1864-65
Chapter 6 Wife, 1865-72
Chapter 7 Mother, 1872-81
Chapter 8 Empress-in-Waiting, 1881-89
Chapter 9 Her Own Woman, 1889-1921
Chapter 10 Reflections
Chapter 11 Annotated Bibliography
Chapter 12 Index
A classic on nineteenth-century Brazil history. Meticulously researched and written in an engaging style. A valuable vehicle for understanding the complexities of politics and culture in nineteenth-century Brazil.
— James N. Green, California State University, Long Beach
The 'heroine' of Brazilian abolition emerges in this excellent portrait as a strong-minded woman who battled formidable gender constraints. Her life tells much about power, politics, and family in Victorian Brazil.
— Thomas Skidmore, Brown University
This fascinating study of Princess Isabel's relations with her family and her nation, much of it in her own words, provides an unparalleled account of the routines, worries, and aspirations of Brazilian girls and women in the nineteenth century. Along with it, we get a backstage view of the rise and fall of Brazil's monarchical system.
— Dain Borges, University of Chicago
Barman, who led the way with a biography of Dom Pedro II, has produced another pioneering study of the period.
— Times Literary Supplement