This comprehensive and sweeping assessment of Brazilian studies in the United States examines trends and perspectives, providing an overview of the writings by the foremost U.S. scholars of Brazil since 1945. ""The Development of Brazilian Studies in the United States"" provides an overview of Brazilian Studies in North American universities. ""Perspectives from the Disciplines"" surveys the academic disciplines that cultivate Brazilian studies: Portuguese language studies, Brazilian literature, art, music, history, anthropology, Amazonian ethnology, economics, politics, and sociology. ""Counterpoints: Brazilian Studies in Britain and France"" places the contributions of U.S. scholars in international perspective. ""Bibliographic and Reference Sources"" offers a chronology of key publications, an essay on the impact of the digital age on Brazilian sources, and a bibliography.