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Map of Brazil, drawn by J. Finlayson; engraved by Young & Delleker.

[Detail] Map of Brazil, drawn by J. Finlayson.


Collection Overview

The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures is a collaborative project between the Library of Congress and the National Library of Brazil. This collection, which is presented in both English and Portuguese, studies the interactions that have taken place between the United States and Brazil and the parallels and contrasts in the histories of these countries.

Special Features

These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.

Historical Eras

These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.

  • Period of Exploration — 1492-1763
  • Global Expansion and Encounter, 1450-1770
  • An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
  • Colonial Settlement — 1492-1763

Related Collections and Exhibits

These collections and exhibits contain thematically-related primary and secondary sources. Browse the Collection Finder for more related material on the American Memory Web site.

Other Resources

Recommended additional sources of information.

Search Tips

Specific guidance for searching this collection.

You may search the collection using the descriptive information for collection items, the interpretive text or the full texts of items found within the collection. All search options can be found at A site map of the collection can be found at