Dr. Manoela Pedroza is a Professor in the Institute of History at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She received her Ph.D. from Campinas University. Professor Pedroza specializes in changes on property rights of land in Brazil.2015 1-4955-0416-6
This research examines the major process of expropriation underlying the creation of private property. It reveals that the wave of expropriation was not entirely an external force affecting defenseless individuals but rather there was willing participation and action by members of the affected community to initiate change in property rights and ownership.