Gazeta do Povo launches three ebooks telling the story of Brazil's Independence

Do you know the history of the Liberal Revolution in Porto, an event that took place in 1820 in Portugal that was essential for the Independence of Brazil? And have you ever heard of Hipólito José da Costa, the journalist who was born in what is now Uruguay, was persecuted by the Inquisition in Portugal and fled to London, where he went on to publish the first newspaper in Brazil? And how many times have you come across the cliché that our independence was a peaceful event, without bloodshed?

Brazil’s history does not always receive due attention and respect, whether in universities or on school benches. To fill this gap, Gazeta do Povo is simultaneously releasing three ebooks telling different episodes and different visions of the Independence of Brazil, which complete exact years this September 7, 2022. The works are totally free for our subscribers.

Check out the works:

Guerras Esquecidas do Brasil

Written by the editor of Gazeta do Povo and historian Giorgio Dal Molin, it deals with the wars that helped to consolidate the national territory. “Forget the story that the Independence of Brazil was something peaceful. The formation of our country is made of wars, sweat, blood and sacrifice of lives literally from North to South of the country”, says the author. In the ebook, you will learn how the Cisplatina province ceased to be part of Brazil and how Acre was incorporated into our territory, in addition to knowing more about the Independence of Bahia, the Battle of Jenipapo and the conflicts in Maranhão, and in Grão-Pará. .

Click here to download for free ‘Guerras Esquecidas do Brasil’

Chapters of Independence

In the ebook written by Tiago Cordeiro, a long-time contributor to publications such as Aventuras na História ) and Superinteressante, in addition to Gazeta do Povo, you will get to know episodes — such as the aforementioned Liberal Revolution in Porto — and characters who were fundamental for Brazil to separate from Portugal, from Princess Leopoldina, whose presence of mind and love for the country helped convince D. Pedro I of the need to act; even the good-natured Francisco Gomes da Silva, known by the nickname “Prank” (an expression that means mocker, joker or joker), who accompanied the first emperor of Brazil on the night of Rio de Janeiro, but whose role was not limited to bravado, as he was also an important political advisor.

Click here to download free ‘Independence Chapters’

Journalistas da Independência

Organized by Amanda Peruchi, PhD in History and Social Culture, and Jean Marcel Carvalho França, Full Professor of History of Brazil at Universidade Estadual Paulista ( UNESP), the ebook brings together a series of eight articles chosen from the dozens of political reflections printed in 200 periodicals published in the country throughout 1822. The published essays, all signed by prominent political actors of the period, including the Prince Regent himself, had a significant impact on nascent public opinion and, indirectly, on the course of the Independence process. The ebook also brings the history of the authors of the articles chosen to compose this work.

Click here to download for free ‘Journalistas da Independência’


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