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Politics and Parentela in Paraiba: A Case Study of Family-Based Oligarchy in Brazil

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Summary

This richly documented work focuses on the parentela (extended family), including Epitacio's, to illustrate the role bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship played in formal politics at local, state, and national levels throughout the Old Republic (1889-1930).

Originally published in 1987.

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