This third volume by Francisco Vidal Luna and Herbert S. Klein on the economic growth and transformations of São Paulo covers the great expansion and eventual contraction of industry statewide, along with the growth of the service sector. The authors also study closely the various social changes associated with the growing and shifting economy. The book is simultaneously a highly readable narrative and a treasure trove of raw data, a combination that makes it a wonderful resource for historians and other scholars. There are no startling revelations in the book, but there are a lot of terrific analysis and a great deal of data. The authors methodically trace the ongoing growth of the industrial sector and then focus on its expansion in metropolitan São Paulo after Juscelino Kubitschek's administration (1956–61) helped bring automobile production by the multinational automobile companies into Brazil. The growth of the so-called ABC region (comprised of...

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