Colonial Roots of Modern Brazil: Papers of the Newberry Library Conference

By Dauril Alden | Go to book overview

HAROLD B. JOHNSON, JR.:


A Preliminary Inquiry into Money, Prices, and Wages in Rio de Janeiro, 1763-1823*

I

To date few historians of Brazil have paid much attention to price history--certainly not in any systematic sense. There is, of course, Antonil's famous treatise on the exotic products of Brazil which gives us an idea of the astounding price rise which took place in Minas Gerais due to the gold rush;1 and, more recently, Taunay has provided some price material in his work on the development of the coffee economy in the São Paulo region,2 as has Myriam Ellis in her article on the provisioning of Minas Gerais in the eighteenth century.3 But aside from these and other works which present scattered prices collected without much pretense at establishment of a scientific series,4 the cupboard is bare. Even in the more serious of the previously mentioned works, the prices used have normally been gathered hit-or-miss from a wide variety of sources, scattered among several economic markets, and in reality representing, indiscriminately, various types of transactions: wholesale, retail, official evaluations, and others. Needless to say, this cannot pass as price history in the contemporary sense of the term, nor even as much of a con-

____________________
*
As the title indicates this is merely a preliminary sketch of the subject; Prof. Eulália Lobo of the University of South Carolina and I are presently engaged in a study of price movements in Rio de Janeiro over a much longer period--from 1760 to 1930.
1
André João Antonil, Cultura e opulência do Brasil, por suas drogas e minas ( Lisbon, 1711).
2
Afonso de Escragnolle Taunay, Pequena história do café no Brasil ( Rio de Janeiro, 1945).
3
Myriam Ellis, "Contribuição ao estudo do abastecimento das zonas mineradoras no Brasil no século XVIII, Revista de História" (São Paulo), XXXVI ( 1958), 429-467.
4
E.g. Charles R. Boxer, The Golden Age of Brazil ( Berkeley, 1962), 330-332 (essentially a summary of Antonil); Dauril Alden, Royal Government in Colonial Brazil ( Berkeley, 1968), 509-511.

-231-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Colonial Roots of Modern Brazil: Papers of the Newberry Library Conference
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 298

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.