Introduction
1 This correspondence, conducted by Rondon between June and Septem
1956, is contained in an unmarked file in the ar.
2 Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities.
3 Viveiros, Rondon conta a sua vida, 621.
4 The best source for information on Rondon’s life is Viveiros, Rondon con
sua vida. See also Macaulay, The Prestes Column, chap. 3.
one A People and a Place
1 Eakin, Brazil, 2. Also see Skidmore, Brazil, 2–3; and Pulsipher, World Regio
Geography, 108–10, 137–40, 161–65.
2 cltemta, Relatório dos trabalhos realizados, 18–19.
3 Diário de Rondon, 29 [de agosto de 1902], p. 341; 30 [de setembro de 190
p. 350, 01008.002, ar. Diário de Rondon, 28 [de março de 1906], p. 1,1
18 [de abril de 1906], p. 1,185, 010118.006, ar. Bigio, ‘‘Linhas telegráfica
integração de povos indígenas,’’ 13. Lesser, Negotiating National Identity,
Foweraker, Struggle for Land, 39. Frank, ‘‘The Brazilian Far West,’’ 4–5. G
field, Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil, 91. Bieber, Power, Patron
and Political Violence, 7–8.
4 I first discussed this incident in Diacon, ‘‘Bringing the Countryside Back
169–70. For more on this rebellion see Diacon, Millenarian Vision, Capita
Reality.
5 The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, new college
(1976), s.v. ‘‘country.’’
6 For a discussion of state and nation for nineteenth-century Brazil see B
man, Brazil and Citizen Emperor.
7 Viotti da Costa, ‘‘Brazil,’’ 727. Dean, ‘‘The Brazilian Economy,’’ 685, 691, 6
Foweraker, Struggle for Land, 41, 47, 55–57, 59–60, 62. Skidmore and Sm
Modern Latin America, 42–47. For a history of the role played by agri
ture and agricultural elites in constructing the Brazilian nation see Edua
Rodrigues Gomes, ‘‘Campo contra cidade.’’ For a discussion of econo
changes and their impact on elite composition in Mato Grosso see Fra
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